Research Study

FTPC (Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer): A Pilot Study Using Focal Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy as an Alternative to Active Surveillance and Radical Treatment for Favourable Risk Prostate Cancer
Principal Investigator 
William J. Morris

Overview

Body Locations and Systems 
Prostate Cancer
Health Conditions 
prostate cancer
ClinicalTrials.gov# 
NCT01830166
Status 
Recruiting
Study Start/End 
Aug 1, 2013 to Jun 2, 2017
Locations 
Vancouver General Hospital
Name/Title 
Sonya Lam, Study Coordinator
Phone 
604-877-6000 ext.6006
Purpose of Study 

This project will develop and evaluate a treatment plan for prostate focal therapy based on low dose rate brachytherapy. The participants entering this study are those suitable for active surveillance. These participants will be monitored with various imaging methods and interventions such as MR elastography, Transrectal ultrasound elastography, PET/CT and transperineal mapping biopsy to determine the extent of cancer and suitable treatments. Those suitable for focal therapy will be offered the option of low dose rate brachytherapy (LDRB) focal therapy in addition to active surveillance or radical therapy.

This study will be used to evaluate the long term use of multi-modal, multi-parametric prostate cancer imaging, combining data from MRI, ultrasound and 11C-choline PET/CT. Such methods can be used to eliminate the need for invasive methods such as mapping biopsies.

Eligibility 

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Disclaimer 

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