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The Role of Tomotherapy in Hypofractionated/Dose Escalated Conformal Radiation Treatment for High Risk Prostate Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier:
First received: August 3, 2005
Last updated: July 4, 2016
Last verified: July 2016
Helical tomotherapy is being used to treat the prostate gland, local rates of spread and regional lymph nodes whilst sparing gross structures. The radiation to the gross disease in the prostate is hypofractionated and dose escalated. Magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) is incorporated into pre- and post-treatment evaluation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Prostate Cancer
Procedure: Tomotherapy
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Role of Tomotherapy (Dynamic IMRT and Megavoltage CT Scanning) in Hypofractionated/Dose Escalated Conformal Radiation Treatment Using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) Scans to Predict and Document the Pattern of Local Failure for High Risk Prostate Cancer

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Further study details as provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rectal Toxicity [ Time Frame: 5 weeks ]
    Determine the acute and late rectal toxicity of high-dose short-course hypofractionated radiotherapy in five weeks in the treatment of high rish prostate cancer.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and MRSI disease control [ Time Frame: 3 years ]
    Determine the biochemical control (freedom from PSA failure) rate, overall and disease free survival.

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: April 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Tomotherapy
    Standard 45 Gy in 25 fractions in 5 weeks

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 75 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • High risk localized prostate cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Low/intermediate risk, metastatic cancer
  • Patient refusal
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00126802

Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Principal Investigator: Robert Pearcey, MD AHS Cancer Control Alberta
  More Information

Responsible Party: AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier: NCT00126802     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GU-06-0052/ethics 21781
Study First Received: August 3, 2005
Last Updated: July 4, 2016

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
high risk prostate cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017