Preoperative Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging of Prostate Cancer
The investigators want to evaluate if preoperative MRI improves the surgical results, especially in respect to surgical margins. The impact on the surgical procedure will be evaluated.
In addition the investigators will examine the accuracy of tumor detection, localization and staging.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Clinical Impact of MR Imaging in Patients With Prostate Cancer|
- Surgical margins [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The surgical margins are assessed by evaluating the pathological specimen
- Surgical decision process [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Evaluated using questionaire
- Preoperative TNM classification [ Time Frame: 1-4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Based upon preoperative MRI
- Detection of Gleason grade 4 and 5 [ Time Frame: 30 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Functional outcome [ Time Frame: 1 year after prostatectomy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Evaluate the functional outcome in respect to erectile dysfunction.
|Study Start Date:||November 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: No preoperative MRI
control arm of the study
Active Comparator: MRI group
Other: Preoperative MRI
During the last two decades, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the prostate has evolved to become a promising tool in preoperative evaluation of prostate cancer. Several studies have evaluated the radiological and histopathological correlation. However, the sensitivity and specificity in regard to staging have shown wide ranges and poor reproducibility. These discrepancies can be explained by difference in patient selection, MRI methods, and criteria used for diagnosis. More studies are therefore needed to evaluate the clinical impact of preoperative MRI in patients with prostate cancer.
Aims of the study:
To evaluate 1) if preoperative MRI can determine tumor localization, size, possible extraprostatic extension and predict presence of Gleason grade 4 and 5 tumor, 2) the influence of preoperative MRI on the surgical decision process with respect to the operative procedure for removal of the gland and pelvic lymph node dissection, and 3) the impact of preoperative MRI on the rate of positive surgical margins and functional results.
Material and method:
A prospective study including 400 consecutive patients referred to robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy randomised to preoperative MRI (intervention group) and no MRI (control group). The prostatectomy specimens will be histopathologically examined, and TNM classification will be performed according to 2002 AJCC standard.