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Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) of the prostate is an important tool for diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer (csPCa) in men with an elevated serum prostate specific antigen, which can decrease the rate of unnecessary biopsies and reduce the incidence of over-diagnosis of non-csPCa. Furthermore, there is evidence that MRI is more accurate in detecting high-grade (Gleason grade group ≥3) versus low grade cancers (Gleason grade group <2) and therefore may serve as a useful adjunct to prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, digital rectal examination, and prostatic biopsy to detect cancers that require definitive treatment as opposed to active surveillance. Many investigators, including our group, have shown the utility of preoperative mpMRI to assess the local extent of prostate cancer and for surgical planning.
One in nine Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer (PC) in their lifetime. Although all treatment options can be effective in controlling the disease, treatment side effects such as problems with erections and controlling the bladder can significantly affect men's quality of life. Many men with PC say they do not get relevant information and emotional support, and experience gaps in care when dealing with these difficult issues. Previous studies have shown that cancer patient navigation improves access to care and support, and reduces healthcare costs. We developed True North Peer Navigation - a peer navigation program for men with PC and a peer navigator training course. Men are matched online with a trained peer navigator who provides practical information and emotional support through the cancer journey. A pilot evaluation showed that it is highly acceptable to patients and peer navigators, and improves patient quality of life, social support and ability to manage their health. In this study, we will conduct a randomized controlled trial of the True North Peer Navigation program in cancer centres in Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Patients will be randomly assigned to receive True North Peer Navigation or an active wait list control consisting of usual care with access to information on the True North Peer Navigation website. We will evaluate the effect of the True North Peer Navigation program on patient outcomes such as their ability to take a more active role in their health, quality of life, social support and use of health care services. In addition, we will evaluate how True North Peer Navigation was implemented, the experiences patients and peer navigators, the factors that make it easier or harder for people to deliver the program to patients in different settings, as well as the cost of delivering the program, which will help us learn how to spread the program across the country.
Analyze, through an online questionnaire, the knowledge and practice about the prevention and detection of prostate cancer in male employees of a pharmaceutical company.
The primary purpose of this study is to compare the quality of life (QOL) reported by prostate cancer patients 2 years after treatment with ultra-hypofractionated post-prostatectomy radiation therapy (also known as stereotactic body radiation therapy [SBRT]) versus the self-reported QOL of those treated with moderately hypo-fractionated post-prostatectomy radiation (a current standard of care option).
This study will compare the diagnostic performance of 18F- Fluciclovine pelvic PET/MRI to that of pelvic mpMRI and to determine whether 18F- Fluciclovine pelvic PET/MRI is more accurate than a pelvic mpMRI in detecting pelvic RRPC in men with biochemical recurrence with histopathology as reference standard.
The purpose of this non-randomized control trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of a virtual nurse-led survivorship clinic for prostate cancer (PCa) survivors. Through this trial, investigators will compare pre-determined survivorship outcomes of men receiving care via traditional specialist-led PCa virtual care model (Specialist Ned) to those receiving care via the newly-proposed nurse-led PCa virtual care model (Nurse Ned). In total, it is anticipated that a maximum of 600 men (300 in control arm; 300 in intervention arm) across five clinical sites (3 in Ontario; 1 in Alberta; and 1 in Nova Scotia) will be enrolled into this trial and will be followed for 12 months.
Men with localized, intermediate risk prostate cancer will be randomized to undergo either radical prostatectomy or the TULSA procedure, with a follow-up of 10 years in this multi-centered randomized control trial. This study will determine whether the TULSA procedure is as effective and more safe compared to radical prostatectomy.
This is a single centre non-inferiority randomized controlled trial in comparison of the bpMRI between the traditional pathway in prostate cancer screening
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men in Canada. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may become a valuable tool to non-invasively identify prostate cancer and assess its biological aggressiveness, which in turn will help doctors make better decisions about how to treat an individual patient's prostate cancer. Despite the promise of MRI for detecting and characterizing prostate cancer, there are several recognized limitations and challenges. These include lack of standardized interpretation and reporting of prostate MRI exams. The investigators propose to validate and improve a computer program computerized prediction tool that will use information from MR images to inform us how aggressive a prostate cancer is. The hypothesis is that this computer-aided approach will increase the reproducibility and accuracy of MRI in predicting the tumor biology information about the imaged prostate cancer.
This observational study was designed to evaluate progression free survival after PSMA-PET/CT based salvage approach for patients affected by biochemical relapse after radical prostatectomy.