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CombIning advaNces in imagiNg With biOmarkers for improVed Diagnosis of Aggressive prosTate cancEr (INNOVATE)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02689271
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 23, 2016
Last Update Posted : March 27, 2020
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University College, London

Brief Summary:
To enable the paradigm of mp-MRI before biopsy in all patients with suspected prostate cancer by better selecting patients who will benefit from diagnostic MRI and by improving the performance of the mp-MRI itself

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Prostate Cancer Other: MRI

Detailed Description:

Patients will undergo an advanced diffusion-weighted MRI sequence called VERDICT with the intention of better characterising prostate cancer. A panel of serum and urine biomarkers will also be analysed, which we hope will predict those patients who go on have a positive MRI.


  • To establish a fluidic marker - prostate MRI paradigm which: (i) utilises fluidic markers to rationalise selection of patients with significant prostate cancer; and (ii) improves the diagnostic accuracy of imaging over and above standard multiparametric (mp) MRI
  • Enable a pathway for rapid clinical evaluation of emerging fluidic markers and exosomes
  • Assess the repeatability of VERDICT MRI
  • Ascertain whether VERDICT derived quantitative parameters correlate with quantitative histological parameters
  • Develop a database of fluidic marker and VERDICT characterised, mp-MRI, histologically validated patients for subsequent exploratory and longitudinal outcome analysis

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 365 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: CombIning advaNces in imagiNg With biOmarkers for improVed Diagnosis of Aggressive prosTate cancEr
Actual Study Start Date : April 2016
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2019

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: MRI
    VERDICT diffusion-weighted microstructure imaging sequence

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Diagnostic accuracy of VERDICT MRI [ Time Frame: 3 - 6 months (after targeted biopsy or follow up MRI) ]
    Radiological assessment with added VERDICT MRI improves the specificity of mp-MRI for detection of significant prostate cancer by >10% above standard multi-parametric MRI alone.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood and urine samples

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Men with suspected prostate cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men referred to University College London Hospital (UCLH) for prostate mp-MRI following biopsy elsewhere and biopsy naive men presenting to UCLH with a clinical suspicion of prostate cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Men unable to have a MRI scan, or in whom artefact would reduce quality of MRI
  • Men unable to given informed consent
  • Previous treatment (prostatectomy, radiotherapy, brachytherapy) of prostate cancer
  • On-going hormonal treatment for prostate cancer
  • Previous biopsy within 6 months of scheduled mp-MRI

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02689271

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United Kingdom
University College London Hospital
Camden, United Kingdom, NW12BU
Sponsors and Collaborators
University College, London
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: University College, London
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02689271    
Other Study ID Numbers: 15/0692
First Posted: February 23, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 27, 2020
Last Verified: March 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by University College, London:
Magnetic resonance imaging
Diffusion MRI
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases
Urogenital Diseases
Prostatic Diseases
Male Urogenital Diseases