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The main purpose of study is to evaluate hypofractionated stereotactic radiotherapy (SBRT) using CyberKnife for Patients with low and intermediate risk of progression prostate cancer.
To evaluate the diagnostic performance and cost-effectiveness of the MRI-driven diagnostic pathway of prostate cancer, with upfront individual multivariate risk stratification.
Following curative intended therapy in prostate cancer patients, a high proportion of patients (approx. 25%) relapse with local and/or distant recurrence. The metastasis of a lymph node (LN) in a patient with prostate cancer means that the disease has become systemic with the increased risk of disease progression. Therefore the ability to detect the presence of LN metastasis is important in terms of disease prognosis and treatment options. In the past, patients with LN metastasis have had poor prognoses due to the scarcity of accurate staging techniques and toxic treatment regimens such as radiotherapy. For those patients with a medium to high risk of having LN metastasis, the current procedure is a bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND). This is the standard procedure prior to curative treatment with either radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy. However, the procedure is not optimal due to the frequent inability to remove all positive lymph nodes within the dissection area. 41% of metastatic LN disease is not found, due to these LN being outside the routine surgery field. As a result, some urologists will perform an extended lymphadenectomy (e-PLND), which leads to extended operating times and the risk of complications. Also, therapy of LN metastases has limitations: more than 50% of metastatic LN are outside the routine (RTOG-CTV) radiation field. Thus the effect of standard LN radiotherapy is limited. Currently used imaging techniques such as CT and conventional MRI are also not sensitive enough to detect prostate cancer metastases due to the small size of the nodes (< 8mm). In this study, patients that undergo a pelvic lymph node dissection will be undergoing a 68Ga PSMA PET-CT and a nano-MRI prior to surgery. The results of the PSMA PET-CT and the nano-MRI will be validated using the pathology results of the (PLND).
This study is looking to see if a new device, diffuse optical tomography (DOT), can detect prostate cancer. The investigators will also see if DOT can tell the difference between high risk and low risk prostate cancers.
The project aims at developing and structuring a network of clinicians, pathologists, and scientists, from the "Grand Ouest" area, most of them already involved in prostate cancer management and research. Patients treated by radical prostatectomy will be recruited within the ReSCaP network of clinicians, with centralized database and standardized bio-resource collection, including prostate and adipose tissue samples. Seven clinical centers will participate to the network, 6 recruiting mainly Caucasian patients, and 1 from the French West Indies recruiting mainly African Caribbean patients. After 18 months, 1000 patients will be included. The main goal is to study the relationships between adipose tissue/lipids and prostate cancer aggressiveness. In fact, adipose tissue is likely to be involved in cancer progression at many levels: abdominal obesity has been associated with aggressive disease, and poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), as well as cytokines produced by adipocytes (adipokines) have an impact on cancer cells growth and migration in vitro. Moreover, adipose tissue is the preferential site of storage of persistent organic pollutants with estrogenic properties, which could impact cancer progression. The study will analyze the association between adipose tissue (distant from the prostate) composition and cancer aggressiveness. Among the 1000 patients, 100 aggressive tumors will be selected according to the d'Amico criteria (Gleason score 8 or more and/or pT3 tumors). They will be matched with 100 potentially indolent prostate cancers (Gleason 6 or less, and PSA less than 10, and pT2 stage on the surgical specimen). These 200 adipose tissue samples will be analyzed for 1/ the lipid profile, including the fatty acid composition, particularly PUFAs, that reflects past dietary fat intake, 2/ adipokine expression, and 3/ tissue concentrations of persistent organic pollutants belonging to the class of organochlorine pesticides with hormone-like activity.
We aim to evaluate the change in optic nerve sheath diameters as a surrogate of intracranial pressure before and after mannitol administration in patients who undergo robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy with pneumoperitoneum and Trendelenburg position.
68Ga-PSMA is a radiopharmaceutical used with PET imaging for the detection of prostate cancer under a compassionate IND in patients who have presented with biochemical failure. In this study, the use of 68Ga-PSMA-11 will be extended to newly diagnosed patients with high risk prostate cancer. Patients enrolled to this study will undergo a 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT or PET/MRI scan for research purposes (in addition to the routine CT or MRI that is routinely done for staging), and a second 68Ga-PSMA-11 administration just prior to surgery for experimental ex-vivo beta probe testing of resected tissue. Immediately following resection of the prostate, the intact tissue will be scanned using a PET camera designed for animal research in order to record the 68Ga-PSMA-11 distribution in the isolated tissue at higher resolution than can be attained using whole-body PET imaging. The experimental beta probe will then be use to measure 68Ga-PSMA-11 counts of the resected tissue.
The use of opioids facilitates angiogenesis and has a proven action in the immune system, mainly in the reduction of natural killer cell activity, favoring the migration of neoplastic cells and inhibiting humoral and cellular immunity. These factors may contribute to recurrence and tumor metastasis. Therefore, could opioid-free anesthesia help reduce tumor recurrence? This is a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial in which patients undergoing radical prostatectomy will be evaluated by conventional means, which have moderate and high D'Amico criteria for tumor recurrence. In the operating room, patients will be monitored, receive peripheral venoclysis and then randomized into two groups: in group I, the anesthetic induction will be done with pre oxygenation with 100% O2, propofol, cisatracurium, lidocaine and fentanyl; In group II the induction will be done with the same doses of propofol, cisatracurium, lidocaine and placebo. In both groups maintenance of general anesthesia will be with propofol 1% target infusion controlled with model of Marsh target-controlled infusion plasma between 2.0 and 3.0 mcg / ml, ketamine, lidocaine and dexmedetomidine. Both groups will receive blockade of the transverse plane of the ultrasound guided ultrasound, group I with placebo (saline 0.9% 20 ml on each side) and group II with ropivacaine 0.375% 20 ml on each side. And the postoperative analgesia will be based on anti-inflammatory and opioid analgesics (pca of morphine) according to the analgesic pain scale of the patients. In the postoperative period, patients will be followed up for 2 years with serial doses of prostate specific antigen (PSA) to diagnose tumor recurrence (2 PSA measures> 0.2 ng / ml) and will be evaluated in relation to analgesia, need for analgesia of Rescue with morphine, satisfaction with the anesthetic technique, adverse effects (nausea and vomiting). The primary objective is to evaluate tumor biochemical recurrence after radical prostatectomy in patients undergoing opioid anesthesia compared to patients anesthetized without opioids. The secondary objectives are to evaluate the quality of analgesia with the two techniques, patient satisfaction with perioperative period, quality of anesthetic recovery and adverse effects (nausea and vomiting, pruritus and drowsiness). Thus, to answer the hypothesis raised, 146 patients will be needed (73 in each group).
PATH is a research study for cancer survivors to help participants to become more active. Studies suggested an association between inactivity and cancer. The investigators created new novel ways and technologies that may help participants to become more active. The three methods the investigators are studying are: 1) participant become active on her/his own; educational material will be provided; 2) working with a programmed health coach over the phone via text messages; and 3) using digital voice assist to help participant become more active. The digital voice assist will be delivered via Amazon Alexa on Echo speaker (it is the famous intelligent voice that you see in superball commercial by Alec Baldwin). This study is funded by the State of Maryland.
This was a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial designed with the aim of establishing whether curcumin influenced the duration of treatment interruption and rate of prostatic specific antigen(PSA) progression, compared with placebo among men with prostate cancer receiving intermittent androgen deprivation therapy.