This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition prostate cancer
Treatment mr-spectroscopy
Sponsor Centre Georges Francois Leclerc
Start date February 2008
End date December 2016
Trial size 90 participants
Trial identifier NCT01412853, 0203-1crgi 07/005-046



Prostate cancer is the most common non-cutaneous cancer and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in European and North-American men.

After external radiotherapy or brachytherapy, the Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) value is often fluctuating and PSA nadir may only be reached after 2 years or more and may remain detectable several years after the completion of radiation. Moreover, PSA bounces and blips render patients and physicians very anxious about any possibility of a relapse. In this context, biomarkers that could predict the response to radiation earlier than PSA for patients with prostate cancer appear long overdue.

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy at 3 Tesla without endorectal coil is a non invasive procedure which allows quantification of metabolites such as Choline, Creatine, Polyamines and Citrate within the prostate gland.


The investigators are conducting a French prospective study on the Evaluation of the Response to Irradiation with MR Spectroscopy (ERIS). Their purpose is to monitor the early response of radiation with 3D MR Spectroscopy during the first year after completion of radiation and its impact on biochemical control. Therefore, the ERIS trial aims to investigate whether or not there could be a correlation between the time course of PSA and that of Choline and Citrate.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose diagnostic
response to standard radiotherapy treatment will be estimated for each patient every 3 months up to one year from the end of the radiotherapy

Primary Outcomes

PSA value compare to Choline and Citrate levels as measured with MR-spectroscopic imaging as predictive factor of the response to treatment
time frame: up to 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Patients with a biopsy-proven prostatic adenocarcinoma 2. Gleason score between 4 and 10 3. Maximal baseline PSA < 50 ng/ml 4. Age over or = to 18 yr 5. Exclusive radiotherapy and/or brachytherapy with or without androgen deprivation therapy 6. Written informed consent from the patient Exclusion Criteria: 1. lymph-node metastases 2. Bone metastases 3. Maximal baseline PSA ≥ 50 ng/ml 4. Prior radical prostatectomy 5. Contra-indications for MRI (Pace-maker, hip prothesis…)

Additional Information

Official title Evaluation of the Response to Irradiation With MR-Spectroscopy for Localised Prostate Cancer Patients (The ERIS Trial)
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Centre Georges Francois Leclerc.