Bone Loss in Men on Androgen Blockade as Adjuvant Therapy for Prostate Cancer
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00199537
: September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted
: July 29, 2008
Lawson Health Research Institute
Lawson Health Research Institute Internal Review Fund
Patients with advanced prostate cancer undergoing adjuvant treatment with androgen blockade will be followed over a 1 year interval to assess the effects of this treatment on bone metabolism. It is expected that men undergoing androgen blockade will experience accelerated bone loss.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
40 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Men with Prostate Cancer undergoing continued treatment with leuteinizing hormone-releasing hormone [LHRH] therapy
Age of 40 years or greater
Diagnosis of advanced prostate cancer (ie: prostate-specific antigen [PSA] less than 25 ug/L and undergoing continued treatment with leuteinizing hormone-releasing hormone [LHRH] therapy)
Willing and able to consent
Metastatic disease to bone
Medications affecting bone turnover (bisphosphonate, steroids, anticonvulsant)
Renal failure (serum creatinine > 200 umol/L)
Co-morbidity factors affecting bone density (ie: Paget's, rheumatoid arthritis)
Factors affecting ability to perform the bone density tests using femoral head measurements (ie: bilateral hip arthroplasty)
Cancer other than skin, except when, in the investigators' opinion, it is determined to be appropriate and not adversely affect the outcome of the trial