Saint Louis, Missouri 63110

  • Prostate Cancer


RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as positron emission tomography using carbon-11 acetate, may help find metastases from prostate cancer and may help predict whether prostate cancer will come back after treatment. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well positron emission tomography using carbon-11 acetate works in finding metastases and predicting recurrence in patients with prostate cancer who are at risk for recurrence after treatment.

Study summary:

The overall goal of this project is determination of the role of PET in patients with newly diagnosed medium- and high-risk prostate cancer in whom the standard clinical and imaging workup is negative. Thus, the incremental value of PET will be determined in this important group.


Inclusion Criteria - Newly diagnosed prostate cancer - Has completed conventional staging examinations, including biopsy with Gleason score, CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis, and whole-body bone scintigraphy AND conventional staging examinations negative - Candidate for curative radical prostatectomy OR curative radiotherapy OR staging lymphadenectomy prior to surgery - Deemed to be at medium or high risk for recurrence after initial curative treatment, as defined by 1 of the following criteria: - Gleason score 7 AND prostate-specific antigen (PSA) 10-20 ng/mL - Gleason score ≥ 8 AND PSA < 10 ng/mL - Gleason score ≥ 8 AND PSA > 10 ng/mL - Any Gleason score AND PSA > 20 ng/mL Exclusion Therapy: - Not a candidate for treatment by surgery or radiation therapy with curative intent - Inability to give informed consent - Patients with other invasive malignancies, with the exception of non-melanoma skin cancer, who had (or have) any evidence of other cancer present within the last 5 years



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Farrokh Dehdashti, MD
Washington University Siteman Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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