A trial of MR guided focused ultrasound to treat men with early stage prostate cancer

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Cancer type:

Prostate cancer

Status:

Results

Phase:

Phase 2

This trial looked at magnetic resonance (MR) guided focused ultrasound to treat men with early stage prostate cancer. The trial was for men with prostate cancer that was completely contained in the prostate gland.

More about this trial

Doctors can treat prostate cancer by removing it with surgery. As with all treatments, this has side effects that can affect your quality of life Open a glossary item.

MR guided focused ultrasound uses high power ultrasound waves to heat up the cancer and destroy it. To have the treatment, a doctor inserts a probe into your back passage (rectum) next to your prostate gland. They look at images from an MRI scan Open a glossary item to direct the ultrasound waves through the probe to the area of cancer. A trained member of the research team carefully controls the ultrasound waves so that only the area of cancer is treated.

In this trial, researchers thought that MR guided focused ultrasound might work as well as surgery to treat prostate cancer and have fewer side effects.

The aims of this trial were to find out:

  • how well MR guided focused ultrasound works for early prostate cancer
  • how safe it was
  • how it affected quality of life

Summary of results

The trial closed early as it was difficult to find enough men to take part. So it won't be producing any results. 

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Professor W Gedroyc

Supported by

InSightec

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Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

12409

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"Health wise I am feeling great. I am a big supporter of trials - it allows new treatments and drugs to be brought in.”

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