HistScanning- Based PDR Brachytherapy in Prostate Cancer HistoScanning- Based Interstitial PDR Brachytherapy

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Verified March 2011 by University Hospital Erlangen
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First received: August 3, 2011
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Last verified: March 2011
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This is a phase II trial looking at the feasibility of HistoScanning- based dose-painting image- guided interstitial brachytherapy in non- metastatic prostate cancer


Primary endpoint Evaluation of the feasibility of HistoScanning- based dose-painting image- guided interstitial brachytherapy

Secondary endpoints

  1. Evaluating tumor response using HistoScanning
  2. Evaluating locoregional recurrence rates by measuring PSA
  3. Analysis of the correlation between tumor response as determined by HistoScanning and PSA response
  4. Evaluating the safety dose-painting image- guided interstitial brachytherapy by recording serious adverse events

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Radiation: brachytherapy
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: HistoScanning- Based Dose-painting Image-guided Interstitial PDR-brachytherapy in Prostate Cancer - a Phase II Trial

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Erlangen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluation of the feasibilty of histoscanning- based dose-painting image- guided interstitial brachytherapy [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • assessing tumor response and side effects [ Time Frame: 5 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: September 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Brachytherapy Radiation: brachytherapy
interstitial image- guided PDR/HDR brachytherapy

Detailed Description:


The study is designed as a prospective monocentric phase II trial. The choice of the therapeutic concept is governed by the risk group that the patient falls into. Risk groups are defined according to the classification by D' Amico.

The following concepts will be used:

HDR brachytherapy: 19,0- 38 Gy / 2-4 fractions (2-4 x 9,5 Gy)

PDR brachytherapy: 35-70 Gy / 50 --100 pulses(1 puls/h, 24 h/d)

Dose painting the timorous areas as seen in HistoScanning as covered with a dose Dref2>130-150%

External beam radiotherapy will be used in addition to brachytherapy for intermediate and high risk patients. The following concepts will be used 50,40 Gy / 28 fractions at 1.8 Gy


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically proven prostate cancer
  • All cT1-3 carcinomas independent of grading and PSA value
  • Prostate volume< 70cc
  • No distant metastases
  • Karnofsky > 60
  • Written informed consent from the patient regarding study participation

Exclusion criteria:

  • All patients who do not meet the inclusion criteria
  • T4 carcinomas
  • Proven metastases N+ and/or M1
  • Epidural or general anaesthesia not possible
  • Pathological clotting parameters
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01409876

Contact: Sebastian Lettmaier, MD 09131 85 44216 sebastianlettmaier@uk-erlangen.de

Department of Radiation Therapy University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Erlangen, Germany, 91054
Contact: Vratislav Strnad, MD, Prof    +49 9131 85 33419    vratislav.strnad@uk-erlangen.de   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Erlangen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sebastian Lettmaier, University Hospital Erlangen
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01409876     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HistoBrachy1 
Study First Received: August 3, 2011
Last Updated: August 3, 2011
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by University Hospital Erlangen:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Neoplasms by Site
Prostatic Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on April 27, 2016