Pilot Study of Whole Gland Salvage HDR Prostate Brachytherapy for Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Condition: Prostate Cancer Recurrent

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT02560181

Sponsor: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


  • Age: minimum N/A maximum N/A
  • Gender: Male

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Biopsy confirmed locally recurrent prostate adenocarcinoma > 30mths after completion of XRT by stereotactic transperineal biopsy
  • Staging T2-weighted, DWI- and DCE- MRI that demonstrates recurrence confined to prostate, and correlates with stereotactic transperineal biopsy
  • Previous external beam radiotherapy for prostate cancer with standard/conventional fractionation (1.8-2.0 Gy per fraction), or moderate hypofractionation (2.4-3.4 Gy per fraction).
  • Staging CT or MRI (abdomen and pelvis) and bone scan are negative for metastases
  • IPSS < 15
  • Baseline (post XRT) serum PSA < 10ng/mL
  • Prostate volume as measured by TRUS < 50cc
  • ECOG performance status 0-1

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Disease adjacent to the urethra as visible on MRI
  • Any of the following prior therapies; TURP, radionuclide prostate brachytherapy, prostatectomy or prostatic cryosurgery, HIFU, bilateral orchiectomy, chemotherapy for prostatic carcinoma
  • Evidence of castrate resistance (defined as PSA > 3ng/mL while testosterone is < 1.7nmol/L) Patients could have been on combined androgen blockade with initial XRT but are excluded if this was started due to PSA progression

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