This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition prostate cancer
Treatment proton beam radiation
Phase phase 2
Sponsor Massachusetts General Hospital
Collaborator American College of Radiology Imaging Network
Start date February 2004
End date March 2006
Trial size 85 participants
Trial identifier NCT00585962, 02-064


The primary purpose of this study is to determine if high doses of radiation using proton beam can be given safely with low and acceptable side effects. This study will also gather data to determine the ability of the proton beam to eradicate prostate cancer. Proton beam radiation is a very accurate kind of treatment that has been shown to affect less normal tissue than a regular radiation beam.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

To assess the late morbidity of 82 GY delivered to the prostate and surrounding tissues using proton beam radiation
time frame: 3 years

Secondary Outcomes

To assess the acute morbidity following protocol treatment and to determine the ability of this treatment to control cancer.
time frame: 3 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients with previously treated adenocarcinoma of the stages T1c-T2b and Gleason of equal to or greater than 5. - PSA values of equal to or less than 15 ng/ml must be demonstrated within two months prior to study entry and greater than 3 weeks after prostate biopsy. - Zubrod status 0-1. - No evidence of distant metastasis. - No evidence of other cancer. Prior malignancy does not exclude the patient if disease free for greater than five years. Exclusion Criteria: - Clinical stages T2c or above. - PSA greater than 15. - Any patient with T1c disease, a PSA less than or equal to 4 and Gleason sum less than 6. - Evidence of lymph node involvement if lymph node sampling performed. - Previous prostate surgery to include: simple prostatectomy, TURP, hyperthermia and cryosurgery. - Previous prostate radiation. - Prior hormonal therapy. - History of inflammatory bowel disease even if currently inactive or controlled on medication. - Prior systemic chemotherapy. - History of proximal urethral stricture requiring dilatation. - Current and continuing anticoagulation with Coumadin or equivalent. - Major medical or psychiatric illness

Additional Information

Official title A Phase II Study Using Proton Beam Radiation Therapy for Early Stage Adenocarcinoma of the Prostate
Principal investigator Anthony Zietman, MD
Description - Radiation therapy to the pelvis and prostate will be given once a day, 5 days a week (Monday-Friday), for 8 weeks. Each treatment takes about 10-20 minutes. - Participants will be seen once a week for the entire 8 weeks by their study doctor to monitor and record any side effects. At the end of radiation therapy, participants will have a history and physical examination. Follow-up visits with the study doctor will be done at weeks 13 and 26 and then every 6 months for 3 years, then annually to year five.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in December 2007.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Massachusetts General Hospital.