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Role of Dutasteride in Patients Undergoing 3D Mapping Biopsy in Early Stage Prostate Cancer

2014-08-27 03:18:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This is a study of men who have undergone a standard 10 or more core biopsy for detection of prostate cancer and determined to have prostate cancer Gleason score ≤ 7 (low to moderate risk 2-7). Of these men, one arm of a two arm randomized group will be administered a treatment regime of Dutasteride versus the control group who receive standard of care, prior to mapping biopsy. This proposal aims at studying the apparent effect of the use of Dutasteride (3 months) on initial tumor volume (at diagnosis) in men with low volume cancer before undergoing 3D mapping biopsy.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Prostate Cancer

Intervention

Dutasteride

Location

University of Colorado Hospital
Aurora
Colorado
United States
80045

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Colorado, Denver

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:59-0400

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