Understanding Prostate Cancer
Clinical drug trials play a crucial role in moving new treatments to patients who need them most, securing data so regulatory approvals can be obtained and new drugs can move into widespread clinical practice. Patients who participate in clinical trials provide an invaluable service both to treatment science and fellow patients.
There are currently more than several Phase III drug trials and more than 90 Phase I/II trials in process for prostate cancer in North America and Europe. Those that are approved will join the five new drugs that have been approved for men with advanced metastatic disease in the past two years and further improve outcomes for patients:
The resources on this page can direct you to clinical trials that are currently open for enrollment in your local area, as well as across the country. If you are considering a clinical trial, speak to your doctor about the potential benefits of participating in a trial so you can make an informed decision that is best for you.
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The Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium (PCCTC) is a 13-member clinical research group sponsored by the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP), with its Coordinating Center headquartered at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Visit the PCCTC site for trial information: www.pcctc.org
Janssen Biotech, Inc. is sponsoring an advanced prostate cancer research study. This study will evaluate the effectiveness of an investigational drug plus prednisone to determine if there is a decrease in Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA). The study will also evaluate whether this combination prolongs the time until it is evident that the cancer has spread. Additionally, safety information will be collected. This will include looking at what side effects occur, how often they occur, and for how long they last. You may be eligible for the study if you:
- Are eighteen years of age or older
- Have been diagnosed with prostate cancer
- Are currently receiving, and have had continuous therapy with, Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) monotherapy for at least 6 months or have undergone surgical removal of the testicles
To learn more about this study, please visit www.prostatecancerstudynow.com
Augmenix is seeking men to participate in a US clinical trial testing the safety and effectiveness of SpaceOAR System, an investigational medical device. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of an investigational device, the SpaceOAR System, in radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer. It is being studied to see if it can successfully move the rectum away from the prostate. By separating the rectum from the prostate the SpaceOAR gel may eliminate or reduce damage to the rectum from radiation therapy.
To learn more about this study, please visit Augmenix
Additional open trials can be found by going to:
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