Computer Planned Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Prostate Cancer
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Computer systems that allow doctors to create a 3-dimensional picture of the tumor in order to plan treatment may result in more effective radiation therapy.
PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well radiation therapy that has been planned with a computer works in treating patients with prostate cancer.
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Phase II Study Using High Dose Three Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy in Intermediate Prognostic Risk Patients With Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate|
|Study Start Date:||June 1997|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Establish the efficacy of high-dose three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy in patients with intermediate prognostic risk adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
- Determine the PSA relapse-free survival rate of this patient population.
OUTLINE: Patients receive high-dose three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy 4-5 days per week for at least 9 weeks.
Patients are evaluated at least weekly during radiotherapy and at 2 and 4 months after treatment completion. Thereafter, patients are followed every 6 months for a total of 3 years.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 50 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10021|
|Study Chair:||Michael J. Zelefsky, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|