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MRI-guided Bone Marrow Biopsies of Prostate Cancer Patients

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00165386
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2009
Information provided by:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to target lesions of the prostate in the bone and to biopsy these lesions using MRI to identify the areas.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Prostate Cancer Procedure: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Procedure: Bone Marrow Biopsy Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
  • This study involves a one-time, MRI-guided bone marrow biopsy. Prior to this procedure, patients will need to have a bone scan performed within the last three months and a PSA blood test drawn within one month of registration to the study.
  • Patients are also required to participate in the DFCI research study "Collection of Specimens and Clinical Data for Patients with Prostate Cancer or at High Risk for Prostate Cancer".

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 20 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: MRI-guided Bone Marrow Biopsies of Advanced CaP Patients
Study Start Date : July 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To compare the yield of detecting metastatic prostate cancer tissue using MRI-guided bone marrow needle biopsies to that of historical controls obtained through unguided biopsies.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate the sensitivity of radiographic bone marrow changes detected by MRI for prostate cancer, as determined by the pathologic findings from bone marrow biopsy.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologic diagnosis of prostate cancer
  • Bone scan consistent with or suspicious of metastatic prostate cancer within last three months
  • Platelet count > 50,000/ul
  • PT and aPTT < 1.5 x control
  • At least one week removed from taking aspirin or coumadin
  • Currently participating in protocol "Collection of Specimens and Clinical Data for Patients with Prostate Cancer or at High Risk for Prostate Cancer"

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Devices incompatible to MR studies (e.g. pacemakers, ear implants, etc.)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00165386

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United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Principal Investigator: Mary-Ellen Taplin, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00165386    
Other Study ID Numbers: 01-108
First Posted: September 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2009
Last Verified: December 2009
Keywords provided by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
MRI-guided bone marrow biopsy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Prostatic Diseases