HDR Monotherapy for Prostate Cancer: A Feasibility Study of Focal Radiotherapy Yields

Condition: Prostate Cancer

Study Type: Interventional

Clinical Trials Identifier NCT 8-digits: NCT02918253

Sponsor: University Health Network, Toronto


  • Age: minimum 18 Years maximum N/A
  • Gender: All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 18 years
  • ECOG performance status 0
  • 2
  • Histological evidence of prostate adenocarcinoma
  • Low- and favorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer
  • Informed consent: All patients must sign a document of informed consent indicating their understanding of the investigational nature and risks of the study before any protocol related studies are performed
  • No contraindications to MRI:
  • Absent or unifocal intraprostatic disease (<2 separate/distinct lesions), on multiparametric MRI
  • Prostate gland size <80cc
  • Baseline IPSS <18
  • No TRUP within the past 6 months, nor large TURP defect
  • Absence of radiological evidence of regional or distant metastases (optional evaluation, at physician discretion)
  • No previous pelvic and/or prostate EBRT and/or brachytherapy
  • No contraindications to general anesthesia, or spinal/epidural anesthesia
  • Absence of bleeding diathesis and/or anti-coagulative therapy that cannot be temporarily ceased during brachytherapy
  • No contraindications to endorectal coil, surgically absent rectum, severe hemorrhoids or colorectal surgery
  • Negative past medical history of Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Ataxia Telangiectasia, or SLE
  • Absence of latex allergy
  • No other medical conditions deemed by the PI to make patient ineligible for prostate HDR brachytherapy

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