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Prostate Testing for Cancer and Treatment (ProtecT)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2018 by University of Oxford.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : January 23, 2014
Last Update Posted : June 22, 2020
University of Bristol
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Oxford

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Radical prostatectomy is surgery to remove the entire prostate. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays or other types of radiation to kill tumor cells. Sometimes the tumor may not need treatment until it progresses. In this case, active surveillance may be sufficient. It is not yet known which treatment regimen is more effective for localized prostate cancer.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying active monitoring to see how well it works compared with radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy in treating patients with localized prostate cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Procedure: Radical prostatectomy Radiation: Conformal radiation therapy Other: Active monitoring Not Applicable

Detailed Description:


  • To assess survival of patients with localized prostate cancer at 10 years and 15 years after treatment.
  • To investigate disease progression (i.e., biochemical and clinical), treatment complications, and lower urinary tract symptoms in these patients.
  • To investigate the psychosocial impact of cancer detection and treatment on these patients, including generic health status, quality of life, and sexual function.
  • To estimate the resource use and costs of detection, treatment, and follow-up.
  • To compare costs and outcomes of treatment in terms of survival and health-related quality of life.
  • To collect samples suitable for basic science research (ProMPT study).

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Patients are stratified by age (50-55 vs 56-59 vs 60-65 vs 66-69 years), Gleason score (6, 7, 8-10), and average result of recruitment and first biopsy prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests (< 6 vs 6-9.9 vs ≥ 10 ng/mL). Patients are randomized or select a treatment to be followed up in a cohort study.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The ProtecT Trial - Evaluating the Effectiveness of Treatments for Clinically Localised Prostate Cancer
Actual Study Start Date : June 1, 2001
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 30, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 30, 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Prostate Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Radical prostatectomy
Radical prostatectomy
Procedure: Radical prostatectomy
radical prostatectomy

Active Comparator: Conformal radiation therapy
Conformal radiation therapy External beam radiation therapy
Radiation: Conformal radiation therapy
Conformal radiation therapy, external beam

Active Comparator: Active monitoring
Active monitoring of prostate specific antigen levels and disease surveillance
Other: Active monitoring
Active monitoring of Prostate specific antigen levels and disease surveillance

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Disease specific mortality [ Time Frame: Median 15 years follow up ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Overall survival [ Time Frame: Median 15 years ]
  2. Disease progression [ Time Frame: Median 15 years ]

  3. Treatment complications [ Time Frame: Median 15 years ]
  4. General health status [ Time Frame: Median 15 years ]
  5. Psychological state [ Time Frame: Median 15 years ]
  6. Symptoms [ Time Frame: Median 15 years ]
  7. Sexual function [ Time Frame: Median 15years ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 69 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Fit for the treatments and estimates life expectancy of 10 years Registration with eligible primary care practice

Exclusion Criteria:

Unable to give written informed consent. Concomitant or past malignancy.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02044172

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United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Southmead Hospital
Bristol, United Kingdom
Addenbrokes' Hospital
Cambridge, United Kingdom
University Hospital of Wales
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Western General Hospital
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Leicester General Hospital
Leicester, United Kingdom
Freeman Hospital
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Oxford
University of Bristol
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Principal Investigator: Freddie C Hamdy University of Oxford
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):

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Responsible Party: University of Oxford Identifier: NCT02044172    
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00632983
Other Study ID Numbers: HTA96/20/99
20141297 ( Registry Identifier: ISRCTN )
First Posted: January 23, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 22, 2020
Last Verified: January 2018
Keywords provided by University of Oxford:
Prostate cancer
Active monitoring
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Prostatic Diseases