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MRI for Assessment of Hypoxia-Induced Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness (FuncProst)

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01464216
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 3, 2011
Last Update Posted : December 9, 2016
Radboud University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Therese Seierstad, Oslo University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to combine and correlate data from morphological and functional MRI, molecular signatures of tumor hypoxia, the presence of micrometastases and tumor hypoxia with the goal being predicting of prostate cancer aggressiveness.

Condition or disease
Prostatic Neoplasms Genital Neoplasms, Male Prostatic Diseases

Detailed Description:

A prospective study including 180 consecutive patients with PCa referred to Oslo University Hospital, Radiumhospitalet, for surgical treatment. In vivo functional MRI examination will be performed within a few days prior to robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RALP). For a subgroup of patients FACBC PET will also be acquired prior to prostatectomy. A subgroup of intermediate and high-risk patients (D'Amico risk classification) will prior to surgery receive an intravenous infusion of the hypoxia-marker pimonidazole (Hypoxyprobe™-1)*. During surgery, bone marrow aspiration and blood collection will be performed for assessment of disseminated and circulating tumor cells. High-risk patients will undergo intraoperative lymph node dissection. Tumor tissue for molecular analyses will be sampled from prostate specimen prior to fixation. Prostate specimen and regional lymph nodes will be histopathologically examined for T- and N-classification, Gleason grade, presence of micrometastasis and areas of hypoxia. Histological and molecular findings will be correlated to MRI and PET findings and clinical data. Patients will be longitudinally followed to assess long-time clinical outcome (recurrence, metastatic disease, death).

*From 2013 oral administration is used.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 180 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: MRI for Assessment of Hypoxia-Induced Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness
Study Start Date : October 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2030

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MedlinePlus related topics: Prostate Cancer

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Death [ Time Frame: 2030 ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, prostate tissue, urine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Prostate cancer patients referred for surgical treatment.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suitable for surgery with confirmed prostate cancer, Gleason grade ≥ 3
  • Patient has received no prior treatment for prostate cancer.
  • Patient has adequate renal function: Estimated creatinine clearance ≥ 60 ml/minute.
  • Patient must sign written informed consent according to the protocol approved by the Regional Ethics Committee.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with contraindication to MR or MR contrast media according to clinical practice.
  • Patients who want to withdraw for any reason during the study.
  • Patients previously undergone pelvic surgery or radiation therapy

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01464216

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Contact: Therese Seierstad, PhD, MHA

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Oslo University Hospital Recruiting
Oslo, Norway, 0310
Contact: Therese Seierstad, phD    +4746451987   
Principal Investigator: Therese Seierstad, phD         
Principal Investigator: Knut Håkon Hole, MD         
Principal Investigator: Karol Axcrona, phD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oslo University Hospital
Radboud University
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Responsible Party: Therese Seierstad, Head of Research, Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Oslo University Hospital Identifier: NCT01464216    
Other Study ID Numbers: REK-2010/1656
First Posted: November 3, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 9, 2016
Last Verified: December 2016
Keywords provided by Therese Seierstad, Oslo University Hospital:
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Prostate cancer
Hypoxia imaging
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Prostatic Neoplasms
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Signs and Symptoms, Respiratory
Behavioral Symptoms