Metformin Prostate Cancer Adjuvant Trial

2014-10-01 16:53:22 | BioPortfolio


This is a Phase II clinical study to determine if Metformin can increase Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) doubling time for patients with Prostate Cancer who have failed primary treatment with radiation, or surgical patients that are at high risk for recurrence based on surgical pathology. Men with confirmed prostate cancer and rising serum PSA levels will receive Metformin and will be monitored for PSA response and disease progression.


Prostate cancer patients who have received treatment with radiation therapy or surgery, who have indicators of high-risk disease will be administered 750mg Metformin Extended Release twice per day for a period of 9 months. Metformin is an FDA-approved drug that is prescribed to treat high blood sugar levels in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. To track prostate cancer response in study participants, investigators will obtain prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels every three months for the duration of the trial.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Prostate Cancer


Metformin Hydrochloride Extended Release 750mg


Winthrop University Hospital
New York
United States




Winthrop University Hospital

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