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Effect of Modified Citrus Pectin on PSA Kinetics in Biochemical Relapsed PC With Serial Increases in PSA

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified January 2016 by EcoNugenics
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
EcoNugenics Identifier:
First received: September 6, 2012
Last updated: January 19, 2016
Last verified: January 2016
To determine if the oral administration of PectaSol-C Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) is effective at improving Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) kinetics in men with biochemical relapsed prostate cancer and serial increases in PSA levels. Also, documentation of any side effects or benefits within parameter of the study is included.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostatic Neoplasms
Dietary Supplement: PectaSol-C Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP)
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase III, Single-Center, Open Label, Trial Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of PectaSol-C Modified Citrus Pectin on PSA Kinetics in Prostate Cancer in the Setting of Serial Increases in PSA

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Further study details as provided by EcoNugenics:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) kinetics in men with biochemical relapsed prostate cancer and serial increases in PSA levels. [ Time Frame: 6 month endpoint. ]
    PSA doubling time increase will be used to show effectiveness of the Modified Citrus pectin (MCP).

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • An assessment of adverse side effects due to Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP). [ Time Frame: 6 month endpoint. ]
    Patient tolerability of MCP will be assessed by comparing the results of weekly self-assessment diaries with baseline assessments.

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Blood Serum Analysis (Galectin-3, C-Reactive Protein, Lipid Panels) [ Time Frame: 6 month endpoint. ]
    At baseline (0 month), and end of study (6 month): Blood draw for serum levels of galectin-3, C-reactive protein, and lipid panel.

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: PectaSol-C Modified Citrus Pectin
Treatment with 4.8 grams PectaSol-C Modified Citrus Pectin three times a day, away from meals for six months.
Dietary Supplement: PectaSol-C Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP)
Oral administration of PectaSol-C MCP (4.8 grams in six capsules three times a day away from food).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Documented PC post local therapy with undetectable Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), and biochemical relapse (defined as post-surgery PSA > 0.2 ng/ml; post-radiation > nadir +2 ng/ml, the PSA nadir is the lowest PSA reading achieved after treatment), with linear progression of at least 3 PSA tests in at least 3 months before the commencement of the trial.
  • All patients must have negative bone scan and CT scan for the chest-abdomen-pelvis within 2 weeks prior to study initiation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Psychological, familial, sociological or geographical conditions that may interfere with compliance with the study or prevent completion or compliance of protocol.
  • Other severe or poorly controlled medical condition(s).
  • Known allergies to any of the ingredients.
  • Hormonal therapy or other therapy for PC in the last 3 months.
  • Positive bone scan or CT scan of the chest-abdomen-pelvis.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01681823

Contact: Daniel Keizman, M.D. +972 (0)9 747 2714
Contact: Moshe Frenkel, M.D. +972 (0)52 331 1255

Genitourinary Oncology Service, Institute of Oncology, Meir Medical Center, Tshernichovsky 59, Recruiting
Kfar-Saba, Israel
Contact: Daniel Keizman, M.D.    +972 (0)9 747 2714   
Contact: Sharon Berkley    +972 (0)9 747 2101   
Principal Investigator: Daniel Keizman, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Daniel Keizman, MD Genitourinary Oncology Service, Institute of Oncology, Meir Medical Center
Study Director: Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc, MS Amitabha Medical Clinic and Healing Center
Study Chair: Moshe Frenkel, MD Clinical Associate Professor, University of Texas
  More Information

Azemar M, Hildenbrand B, Haering B, Heim ME, Unger C. Clinical benefit in patients with advanced solid tumors treated with modified citrus pectin: a prospective pilot study. Clin Med: Oncol. 2007;1:73-80.

Responsible Party: EcoNugenics Identifier: NCT01681823     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MMC12192-12CTIL
Study First Received: September 6, 2012
Last Updated: January 19, 2016

Keywords provided by EcoNugenics:
Prostate Cancer
Prostatic Neoplasms
Prostate Specific Antigen
Modified Citrus Pectin
Biochemical Relapse

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Gastrointestinal Agents processed this record on May 23, 2017