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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Prostate Cancer
and you are
over 18
years old
This is a medium phase trial determining
the safety and dosage of the new treatment, as well as its efficacy.
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The purpose

Background: - Prostate cancers are difficult to see on most imaging studies such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans and conventional positron emission tomography (PET) scans. - An experimental radioactive tracer called 11C-acetate accumulates in prostate tumor cells and may help find prostate cancers more accurately than other imaging methods. Objectives: - To determine the accuracy of prostate tumor imaging using the tracer 11C-acetate. Eligibility: - Patients 18 years of age and older who are undergoing surgery for localized prostate cancer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. Design: - Patients have a positron emission tomography (PET scan). For this test, an intravenous (IV) line is placed in the patient's arm and the patient lies on a table inside the donut shaped scanner. (11)C-acetate is injected into the vein through the catheter and images of the lower pelvis and abdomen are obtained over 30 minutes. - Patients have an endorectal coil MRI scan. For this test, a tube is placed in the rectum, just behind the prostate, to increase the amount of signal received by the magnetic resonance (MR) unit. Other coils may be wrapped around the pelvis to further improve the quality of the scan. The patient lies on the scanning table for about 75 to 90 minutes while images are obtained. During the scan, a contrast agent called gadolinium is injected through an intravenous (IV) line to brighten the images.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: (C-11 Acetate)
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT00924313. The sponsor of the trial is National Cancer Institute (NCI) and it is looking for 40 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
A Pilot Study of 11C-Acetate Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and 3 Telsa Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Men With Prostate Cancer Undergoing Prostatectomy