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Industry-Sponsored Clinical Trials and Projects

The CRC maintains a comprehensive portfolio of both investigator-initiated and industrysponsored clinical trials that cover the entire patient's "life cycle." Some of the trials, though industry sponsored, were investigator-initiated trials for which a proposal was submitted by CPDR to obtain funding. There are two types of these studies:

  • One is when we approach the industry with a proposal and request funding under a collaborative type of agreement; the ownership and control remains with CPDR but costs are supported by the company. One example of this is the CPDR Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Study that has been ongoing since 2003 and has a current enrollment of more 1,600 men. This study is a unique asset to the program in that it looks at patient-reported outcomes; however, it is a very costly endeavor due to its labor intensiveness. The study includes administration of the EPIC questionnaire along with the SF-36v2® health questionnaire to men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer at baseline (before treatment), and at eight other time points subsequent to their treatment for three years. After submission of a proposal to GlaxoSmithKline, it was accepted by the company for funding on a year-to-year basis and has thus far received approval for three years of funding.

  • The other type of study is to take an idea to a company for another application or therapeutic target using that company's existing technology. This approach usually results in work being conducted under a traditional clinical trial agreement where CPDR conducts the study, is reimbursed for the time spent working on the trial, and the data are supplied to the company who uses their resources for analysis.

  • All trials and projects are carried out with full approval of the respective IRBs.

 

Current Clinical Trials

1. A Multicenter Clinical Study of the Sonablate®500 for the Treatment of Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer With HIFU - Click Here for Information on the Trial

2. Phase 3 Study of ProstAtak™ With Standard Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer
Click Here for Information on the Trial

3. - A Phase 3 Efficacy Study of a Recombinant Vaccinia Virus Vaccine to Treat Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Click Here for Information on the Trial

 

CURRENT EVENTS

July 20, 2015

CPDR's GHI publication is featured in the latest MDLinx "Best of Oncology"

MDLinx has featured publication by Dr. Jennifer Cullen, et al., titled: A biopsy-based 17-gene genomic prostate score predicts recurrence after radical prostatectomy and adverse surgical pathology in a racially diverse population of men with clinically low- and intermediate-risk prostate cancer, listed as best of oncology.

See more at MDLinx!

 

WRNMMC UsToo!
Quarterly Guest Speaker


Dr. Stephen Lewis

Radiation Oncologist, WRNMMC
Dr. Lewis

Presentation: "Cancer 101: Understanding Emerging Therapies in 2015"

(Discussion of new treatments in radiation therapy and other modalities including immunotherapies and targeted agents for many cancers).

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Location: WRNMMC, America Building, 2nd floor, Room 2525
Contact: COL (ret) Jane Hudak for more information at 301-319-2918 or
jane.l.hudak.ctr@health.mil

Read the August 2015 WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter

Go to WRNMMC UsToo! Newsletter Archive

 

April 21, 2014

Biological and Genomic Differences of ERG Oncoprotein-Stratified Prostate Cancers from African and Caucasian Americans

 

March 30, 2014

CytoTest and Uniformed Services University’s Center for Prostate Disease Research enter into CRADA to advance cancer diagnosis and prognosis