Impact of Radical Prostatectomy as Primary Treatment in Patients With Prostate Cancer With Limited Bone Metastases (g-RAMPP)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02454543|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 27, 2015
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2022
The aim of the study is to investigate, the effect of radical prostatectomy with extended lymphadenectomy on cancer-specific survival, time to castration-resistance, time to progression and quality of life in patients with a limited bone metastatic prostate cancer. In addition the influence of patient- and disease-related factors on clinical outcome (prognostic effect) and on the comparison therapy (predictive effect) will be examined.
Amendment05: Due to the slow tumor biology of prostate cancer, the follow-up period of 5 years is not sufficient to reach the primary endpoint of the study. For this reason, the follow-up is extended for a further 5 years with 2 visits per year.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Prostate Cancer||Procedure: Radical prostatectomy Drug: Best systemic therapy||Not Applicable|
More recent data has shown that performing local therapy with lymphogenic metastatic prostate cancer has resulted in a definite benefit in cancerspecific and overall survival. The analysis of this data has led to a change of paradigm in the treatment of lymphogenic metastatic prostate cancer (Isbarn Deutsches Ärzteblatt 2013). Patients with low lymphogenic metastatic load and low comorbidity are therefore frequently given local therapy. In a retrospective review of patients with lymphogenic metastatic prostate cancer, who were either treated by means of best systemic therapy or best systemic therapy plus radical prostatectomy, a highly significant benefit is shown for the patient group which received surgery (Engel et al., Eur Urol 2012). The 5 and 10 year overall survival rate in this cohort was 84% and 64% respectively following RP and in the other cohort with best systemic therapy without RP 60% and 28% respectively.
Our own working group was able to confirm this clear survival benefit in the lymphogenic metastatic stage for patients who received surgery: in a matched pair analysis the clinically progression-free survival rate after 5 and 10 years was 77% and 61% respectively after additional RP and 61% and 31% respectively with best systemic therapy alone (p=0.005). The same trend was found for cancer-specific survival (84% and 76% with additional RP versus 81% and 46% with best systemic therapy alone (p=0.001) (Steuber et al., BJUI 2011).
The impressive improvements in the survival rates of lymphogenic metastatic prostate cancer through local therapy compared with best systemic therapy alone suggests that patients with distant metastases could potentially also benefit from local therapy. Besides possible effects on tumour control, the RP could also be beneficial with regard to a local progression of the prostate cancer (rectal infiltration, infiltration of the bladder). This could lead to an improvement in the quality of life in the course of the disease. On the other hand, radical prostatectomy is associated with potential side-effects (e.g. urinary incontinence in approximately 5 - 10% of patients as well as possible general side-effects, such as thrombosis, embolism, impaired wound healing etc.), which can lead to a loss in terms of quality of life.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||452 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Multicentric, Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Best Systemic Therapy (BST) With Radical Prostatectomy or BST Alone in the Management of Men With Pauci-metastatic Prostate Cancer|
|Study Start Date :||May 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2019|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2026|
Radical prostatectomy and BST
BST plus radical prostatectomy with ext. lymphadenectomy
Procedure: Radical prostatectomy
Study participants randomized in the intervention arm receive best systemic therapy in addition to radical prostatectomy with extended lymphadenectomy. It is not crucial whether the radical prostatectomy is performed open or robot-assisted.
Best Systemic Therapy (BST)
e.g. Androgen deprivation therapy, chemotherapy, others
Drug: Best systemic therapy
For the antiandrogenic therapy a non-steroidal antiandrogen (e.g. flutamide, bicalutamide) or a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues (e.g. goserelin, leuprolide) are available.
The selection of best systemic therapy is up to the judgment of the treating urologist.
Other Name: Androgen deprivation therapy, chemotherapy, others
- Cancer specific survival [ Time Frame: 10 years ]Follow-up visits every 3 months
- Developement of castration-resistance measured by PSA value [ Time Frame: 10 years ]Follow-up visits every 3 months
- Overall survival [ Time Frame: 10 years ]Follow-up visits every 3 months
- Progression-free survival [ Time Frame: 10 years ]Follow-up visits every 3 months
- Quality of Life measured by the EPIC-26 [ Time Frame: 10 years ]Using a questionnaire, Follow-up visits every 3 months
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|Hamburg, Nein, Germany, 20246|
|Principal Investigator:||Markus Graefen, Professor||Martini-Klinik am UKE GmbH|