Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials
The Prostate Active Surveillance Study (PASS) is a research study for men who have chosen active surveillance as a management plan for their prostate cancer. Active surveillance is defined as close monitoring of prostate cancer with the offer of treatment if there are changes in test results. This study seeks to discover markers that will identify cancers that are more aggressive from those tumors that grow slowly.
|Ages Eligible for Study:||21 Years and older|
|Genders Eligible for Study:||Male|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:||No|
|Sampling Method:||Non-Probability Sample|
- Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
- Clinically localized prostate cancer: T1-2, NX or N0, MX or M0.
- No previous treatment for prostate cancer (including hormonal therapy, radiation therapy, surgery, or chemotherapy).
- ECOG Performance Status 0 or 1.
- Patient has elected Active Surveillance as preferred management plan for prostate cancer.
- Patient consent has been obtained according to local Institutional Review Board for acquisition of research specimens.
- Patient is accessible and compliant for follow-up.
Prostate biopsy requirements:
- If diagnosis was within one year of baseline visit, participant must have at least one biopsy with at least 10 cores.
- If diagnosis was more than 1 year prior to baseline visit, participant must have a minimum of 2 biopsies, one of which must be within 2 years prior to baseline visit.
- Unwillingness or inability to undergo serial prostate biopsy.
- History of other malignancies, except: adequately treated non-melanoma skin cancer or adequately treated superficial bladder cancer (Ta) or other solid tumors curatively treated with no evidence of disease for > 5 years.
See this trial at ClinicalTrials.gov
Access protocol and consent forms at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Talk to your health care providers first before making decisions about your health care.
- Whether you are eligible for a research study depends on many things. There are specific requirements to be in research studies. These requirements are different for each study.