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Genomic Health's OncotypeDX® Prostate Cancer Assay is a commercially available laboratory test that measures the activity of certain genes in prostate cancer. The purpose of this study is to better understand how the use of this test result impacts or affects treatment decisions for men newly diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer, their confidence in the treatment decision, and the effects and side effects of the treatment chosen on certain aspects of Quality of Life. This study will also determine what percentage of men choosing an active monitoring program as prescribed by their doctor remain on Active Surveillance and have avoided any treatment at one and two years after diagnosis after receiving the assay result.
The purpose of the study is to compare the results of three standard of care surgical methods [stapling versus selective suture ligation (cut, then sew) versus single suture ligation (sew, then cut) of the dorsal venous complex (DVC)] during robotic prostate surgery to see which is better for the patient's recovery.
Background: ETBX-011, ETBX-061, and ETBX-051 are cancer vaccines. Their goal is to teach the immune system to target and kill cancer cells. The vaccines target 3 proteins found in many types of cancer. Researchers think targeting all 3 proteins in unison will have the best results. Objective: To test the safety of combining ETBX-011, ETBX-061, and ETBX-051 and their effects on the immune system. Eligibility: People ages 18 and older with advanced cancer that has not responded to standard therapies Design: Participants will be screened with: Medical history Physical exam Blood, urine, and heart tests Scan: They will lie in a machine that takes pictures of the body. Participants will receive the 3 vaccines through 3 shots under the skin every 3 weeks for 3 doses, then every 8 weeks for up to 1 year. They will have blood and urine tests at each vaccine visit. They will have scans and other measurements of their tumor after 9 weeks and then at their vaccine visits every 8 weeks. Participants will keep a diary of symptoms at the injection site. Participants will have a visit 90 days after their final treatment. This will include a physical exam and blood and urine tests. If they have any ongoing side effects, they will be followed until these end or are not changing. After this visit, they will be called every 3 months for the first year, every 6 months for the next 2 years, then every 12 months for another 2 years to see how they are doing. Participants will have the option to enroll in a long-term follow-up study.
Since its introduction, robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) have become the standard surgical approach for the treatment of prostate cancer in the United States and then in Europe. Continuous refinements of surgical technique has been described in order to maximise outcomes while minimizing morbidities. The management of DVC is a crucial steps during RARP. It could be done prior or after its transection thanks to haemostatic effects of the pneumoperitoneum. This topic has been already investigated by some authors. However, no high quality evidence is available to opt in favour of either of the two approaches. Findings about estimated blood loss, positive surgical margins and urinary recovery differ among these studies and only one is a randomized controlled trial in a laparoscopic setting with a limited number of patients. Therefore, our objective was to evaluate in a prospective randomised setting whether a delayed ligation of the dorsal vascular complex impacted on perioperative, functional and oncological outcomes as compared to preventive ligation during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy.
The prostate cancer is a heterogeneous disease the care of which varies according to the status: localized, locally advanced, or in recurrence after local or metastatic treatment. The precise evaluation of the degree of extension of the disease is thus essential because it is going to allow to adapt at best the therapeutic strategy. Contrary to the abdomino-pelvic scanning and to the osseous scintigraphy which(who) are a member(part) of the balance assessment of standard extension of the prostate cancer, the place of the Tomography with broadcast of Positrons to scan (TEP scan) in Choline in the management of patients affected by prostate cancer is not clearly defined in the national and European recommendations. The current marketing authorization ( AMM) is the research for bones localizations in the prostatic cancers at high risk. It indeed seems that this examination is more successful than the standard radiological examinations (bone scintigraphy and abdomino-pelvic scanning) in the detection of the bone metastatic hurts, with a sensibility of about 100 % and a precision of the order of 93 % according to certain studies. The recent data of the literature suggest a quite particular interest at the patients in situation of biochemical recurrence in terms of localization of (or) tumoral site (s). THE AMM however not specifying if this examination has to be made within the framework of the initial balance sheet of extension, at the time of the biochemical second offense or at the known metastatic stage, there is a big variability of the practices according to the centers. The current indications being very ill-assorted, he is interesting being able to estimate the heterogeneousness of the practices of way multicentre, by leading a study observationally retrospective in region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA).
The study will evaluate safety and immunological response to RhoC peptide vaccine in patients with prostate cancer
With improvements in detection and treatment of prostate cancer (PCa), more men than ever are living with side effects from PCa treatment; most distressingly, treatment side effects include problems with sexual functioning (e.g. erectile dysfunction, climacturia, inorgasmia). This study aims to develop a mindfulness-based group treatment for couples with sexual functioning complaints post-PCa treatment. Couples will be invited to a four-session mindfulness-based treatment group. Pre- and post-treatment outcomes (e.g., distress, sexual functioning/enjoyment, relationship satisfaction, treatment adherence) will assess feasibility and effectiveness of this novel treatment for couple's sexual lives after PCa.
The purpose of the trial is to investigate new clinical tests that could predict what treatments work best for certain patients with advanced prostate cancer by identifying markers and indicators present in blood and tissue which correlate with treatment response.
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of various factors such as emotions, stress, stress management techniques (for example relaxation and coping techniques), and health information on quality of life, distress, depression, coping, and physical health in men diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. We also evaluate the effectiveness of a 10-week group-based internet delivered psychosocial intervention. Primary outcomes are symptom burden (e.g., urinary function, fatigue, pain) and HRQOL (e.g., general, physical & social functioning). Participation in this study includes three face-to-face assessments: baseline (at the beginning of the research study), 6-month follow-up, and 12-month follow-up. The 6- and 12-month follow-up interviews are conducted after the participant has completed the 10-week group intervention. Participants are randomized into either an intervention group (targets stress management skills - relaxation, coping) or a control group (health information and health promotion strategies - benefits of proper nutrition and treatment compliance). Both groups meet for 10 consecutive weeks through an internet video conferencing platform. At the baseline, 6- and 12-month follow-ups, we collect blood and saliva samples. The blood samples go through a three-day process in which we extract and store serum, plasma, and cells for further analysis and gather proliferation data. We use the saliva to measure the cortisol diurnal rhythm.
There have been calls from patients, payers, healthcare providers, and policy makers for an evaluation of newer, high-cost radiation technologies compared to conventional forms of radiation therapy. National attention has focused on the use of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) into routine daily clinical practice for prostate cancer. The goal of the present study is to determine whether the type of radiation treatment received by the patients can result in a reduction in patient-relevant side effects following prostate irradiation. The analysis will be performed by obtaining patient answered surveys looking at side effects.