Pivotal Study of MRI-guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation in Patients With Localized Prostate Cancer (TACT)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02766543|
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : May 9, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 9, 2023
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|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Prostate Cancer||Device: MRI-guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation||Not Applicable|
Profound Medical Inc. has developed a novel technology called the MRI-guided transurethral ultrasound therapy system (TULSA-PRO). The technology is developed for patients with organ confined prostate cancer. The therapeutic endpoint of this technology is thermal coagulation of prostate tissue.
The treatment is conducted within a MRI suite, which enables real-time temperature images of the heated region to be acquired as the ultrasonic treatment is delivered. Using MRI thermometry during treatment, dynamic temperature feedback control over the intensity of the ultrasound beams and rotation of the Ultrasound Applicator can shape the pattern of thermal coagulation accurately and precisely in the prostate gland.
It provides advantages of a non-invasive procedure with short treatment times.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||150 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Masking Description:||Open Label|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of the TULSA-PRO MRI-Guided Transurethral Ultrasound Prostate Ablation Device in Patients With Localized Prostate Cancer: a Prospective, Single-Arm, Pivotal Clinical Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||September 21, 2016|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 2023|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2026|
Experimental: MRI-guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation Device
Magnetic resonance imaging-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation of whole-gland prostate tissue.
Device: MRI-guided Transurethral Ultrasound Ablation
Magnetic resonance imaging-guided transurethral ultrasound ablation is a novel minimally-invasive procedure where the therapeutic endpoint is prostate ablation through thermal coagulation.
Other Name: TULSA-PRO
- Safety Endpoint - Incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Frequency and severity of all adverse events will be evaluated by attribution and reported in accordance with the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) standard published by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
- Efficacy Endpoint - Proportion of patients achieving a PSA nadir ≤ 25% of the pre-treatment baseline value. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Prostate ablation efficacy will be evaluated using the proportion of patients achieving a PSA nadir ≤ 25% of the pre-treatment baseline value.
- Erectile Dysfunction Endpoint [ Time Frame: At each visit post treatment throughout the total study follow-up - (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and 5 years). ]Rate of erectile dysfunction, determined by the change from baseline of the proportion of patients with IIEF-5 < 17.
- Erection Firmness Endpoint [ Time Frame: At each visit post treatment throughout the total study follow-up - (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and 5 years). ]Rate of erection firmness sufficient for penetration, determined by the change from baseline of the proportion of patients with IIEF item 2 ≥ 2.
- Urinary Incontinence Endpoint [ Time Frame: At each visit post treatment throughout the total study follow-up - (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and 5 years). ]Rate of urinary incontinence, determined by the change from baseline of the proportion of patients with EPIC item 5 ≥ 1 (one or more pads per day).
- PSA Nadir Endpoint [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Proportion of patients achieving PSA nadir ≤ 0.5 ng/ml.
- PSA Stability Endpoint [ Time Frame: At each visit post treatment throughout the total study follow-up - (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and 5 years). ]Proportion of patients with PSA ≤ 0.5 ng/ml at the most recent follow-up visit.
- Prostate Volume Endpoint [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Prostate volume reduction, evaluated on MRI between the treatment day and 12-month follow-up visits.
- Prostate Biopsy Endpoint [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Proportion of patients with negative prostate biopsy at the 12-month follow-up visit, determined by transrectal ultrasound-guided 10-core biopsy.
- IPSS Endpoint [ Time Frame: At each visit post treatment throughout the total study follow-up - (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and 5 years). ]Change in International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), between the baseline and most recent follow-up visit.
- IIEF Endpoint [ Time Frame: At each visit post treatment throughout the total study follow-up - (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and 5 years). ]Change in the Erectile Function, Orgasmic Function, Sexual Desire, Intercourse Satisfaction and Overall Satisfaction domains of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-15), between the baseline and most recent follow-up visit.
- EPIC Endpoint [ Time Frame: At each visit post treatment throughout the total study follow-up - (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and 5 years). ]Change in Urinary, Bowel, Sexual and Hormonal domains of the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC), between the baseline and most recent follow-up visit.
- Targeting Accuracy Endpoint [ Time Frame: During treatment ]Conformal prostate ablation, measured quantitatively between the target prostate volume and the target temperature isotherm on MRI thermometry acquired during the TULSA-PRO procedure, and described using three measures of targeting accuracy (Dice Similarity Coefficient; Over- and under-targeted volumes; Linear targeting in mm).
- CE-MRI Endpoint [ Time Frame: Immediately after treatment ]Conformal prostate ablation, assessed qualitatively by visualizing the peripheral region of enhancement surrounding the non-perfused volume (NPV) on contrast-enhanced (CE)-MRI acquired immediately after treatment.
- mpMRI Endpoint [ Time Frame: 1 year ]Characterize the effect of the TULSA-PRO ablation on diagnostic multi-parametric prostate MRI (mpMRI), determined using PI-RADS v2 performed at the Baseline and 12-month follow-up visits.
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|Ages Eligible for Study:||45 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Older Adult)|
|Sexes Eligible for Study:||Male|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
- Male, age 45 to 80 years
- Biopsy-confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Biopsy (minimum 10 cores) obtained ≥ 6 weeks and ≤ 6 months before treatment (or at the discretion of PI and approval by the Sponsor).
- Clinical stage ≤ T2b
4.1 Gleason score ≤ 3 + 4 (Part I only)
4.2 Gleason score 3+4 (Part II only) *now recruiting
5. PSA ≤ 15 ng/ml
6. Eligible for MRI [Form GCP-10131]
7. Eligible for general anesthesia (ASA category ≤ 3)
8. Prostate volume ≤ 90 cc, on Baseline MRI
9. Prostate size ≤ 5.0 cm in sagittal length, and ≤ 6.0 cm in axial diameter, on Baseline MRI
10. Life expectancy ≥ 10 years
11. No calcifications in the planned ultrasound beam path, or at the discretion of the investigator with approval from the Sponsor.
- Evidence (including Baseline MRI and bone scan) of extracapsular extension, sphincter involvement, seminal vesicle invasion, lymph node invasion or metastases
- Suspected tumour on Baseline MRI within 3 mm of the prostatic urethra, or in the prostate apex within 3 mm from the sphincter plane
- Prior definitive treatment of prostate cancer
- Prior transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
- Use of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5-ARIs) or hormone therapy within 3 months prior to the baseline visit. Baseline PSA must be established after a minimum of 3 months following 5-ARIs discontinuation. Additionally, use of 5-ARIs is not permitted following treatment during the study follow-up period.
- Prostate calcifications > 1 cm in largest diameter, on Baseline Ultrasound
- Cysts > 1 cm in largest diameter, on Baseline MRI
- Bleeding disorder (INR > ULN and PTT > ULN)
- Abnormal coagulation and current anticoagulant therapy. Patients whose anticoagulation therapy can be temporarily reversed within 7 days prior to treatment are eligible. Platelet inhibitors (ie: ASA) and heparin are not exclusion criteria.
- Acute unresolved Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
- Interest in future fertility
- History of any other malignancy other than skin cancer, or low grade bladder cancer which has been completely resected, within the previous 2 years. Patients that have had curative treatment of a previous malignancy and no recurrence of that malignancy within the past 2 years will be allowed.
- Patients with peripheral arterial disease with intermittent claudication or Leriches Syndrome
- Patients with diabetes who have evidence of complications from their diabetes, such as end organ sequelae of diabetes or Hemoglobin A1c > 7%.
- History of any major rectal or pelvic surgery or radiotherapy
- History of ulcerative colitis or other chronic inflammatory conditions affecting rectum (includes rectal fistula, anal stenosis)
- Documented clinical prostatitis requiring therapy within 6 months prior to Treatment
- History of urethral and bladder outlet disorders, including urethral stricture disease, urethral diverticulae, bladder neck contracture, urethral fistulae, urethral stenting, urethral sling, urethroplasty or chronic indwelling urethral catheter
- Patients with artificial urinary sphincter or any penile implant
- Severe neurogenic bladder
- Untreated bladder stones
- History of acute urinary retention within the last 12 months
- Active untreated gross hematuria for any cause
- Post Void Residual (PVR) bladder volume > 250 mL
- Obstructing median lobe enlarged out of proportion to the rest of the prostate and protruding significantly into the bladder, sometimes referred to as "ball valve" median lobe, determined on Baseline MRI
- Any prostate related investigational therapy within 6 months of Visit 1
- History of Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis
- History of drug abuse
- Known infectious disease including HIV positivity or AIDS-related illness, HBV and HCV
- Current unilateral or bilateral hydronephrosis
Allergy or contraindications to administration of the GI anti-spasmodic drug:
- Patients in the USA: Glucagon
- Patients in Canada and Europe: Buscopan (Hyoscine)
- Contraindications to administration of gadolinium-based MRI contrast agent (e.g. Magnevist), such as chronic, severe kidney disease, acute kidney injury, history of Sickle Cell Disease, history of anemia, or intolerance/allergy to the contrast agent
- Other severe, acute or chronic medical or psychiatric condition or laboratory abnormality that may increase the risk associated with study participation or study drug administration, or may interfere with the interpretation of study results
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02766543
|United States, California|
|University of California Los Angeles|
|Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095|
|United States, Connecticut|
|Yale Cancer Centre|
|New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520-8058|
|United States, Illinois|
|University of Chicago|
|Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637|
|United States, Indiana|
|Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202|
|United States, Maryland|
|Johns Hopkins Medicine|
|Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231|
|United States, Michigan|
|William Beaumont Hospital|
|Royal Oak, Michigan, United States, 48073|
|United States, Tennessee|
|Vanderbilt University Medical Center|
|Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232|
|United States, Texas|
|University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center|
|Dallas, Texas, United States, 75390-9105|
|London Health Sciences Centre|
|London, Ontario, Canada, N6C 2R5|
|Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4N 3M5|
|University Hospital of Cologne|
|Cologne, Germany, 50937|
|Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg (University of Heidelberg, Dept of Urology)|
|Heidelberg, Germany, 69120|
|Radboud University Medical Center|
|Nijmegen, Netherlands, 6500|
|ResoFus Alomar (Hospital Universitari De Bellvitge)|
|Barcelona, Spain, 08029|
|Principal Investigator:||Scott Eggener, MD||University of Chicago|
Documents provided by Profound Medical Inc.:
|Responsible Party:||Profound Medical Inc.|
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|First Posted:||May 9, 2016 Key Record Dates|
|Last Update Posted:||May 9, 2023|
|Last Verified:||September 2022|
|Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:|
|Plan to Share IPD:||No|
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