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Focal MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Localized Low-Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer: Feasibility Study

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Health Conditions
  • Localized Low-Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer
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The hypothesis of this feasibility study is that focal treatment with ExAblate MRgFUS has the potential to be a safe and effective non-invasive treatment for low to intermediate risk, organ-confined prostate cancer involving low incidence of morbidity. The study hypothesis will be tested by measuring treatment-related safety and initial effectiveness parameters in the ExAblate MRgFUS treated patients, as described above. Based on the result of this study, InSightec will initiate a larger study in an effort to approve low risk, organ-confined prostate cancer as an indication for its ExAblate MRgFUS device.
Research Details
  • Objective of this feasibility trial is to assess safety and initial effectiveness of ExAblate MRgFUS in the treatment of low to intermediate risk, localized (organ confined) prostate cancer tumors. ExAblate treatment will be implemented as a focal tumor-selective therapy, directed at pre-defined volume(s)/sector(s) in the prostate, (identified as cancerous by mapping biopsy with or without multi-parametric MRI), rather than a whole gland or hemi-ablation treatment. Safety: evaluate incidence and severity of adverse events associated with ExAblate's MRgFUS focal treatment of low risk organ confined prostate cancer. The risk of ExAblate treatment-related incontinence and impotence will also be assessed in this study. Effectiveness: determine the tumor control effect of ExAblate's MRgFUS focal treatment of low risk organ-confined prostate cancer (confirmed by TRUS-guided Transperineal Mapping Biopsy results).
Phase 2
Study Design
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Type
Device : MRgFUS Treatment

Study Arm Groups : Treatment

Intervention Type
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Primary Outcome Measures
  • Safety and initial Effectiveness; 6 months
Secondary Outcome Measures
  • Safety; 24 months; Effectiveness; 24 months; Effectiveness; 24 months; QOL; 24 months
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Result Reports
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Age Range
50 Years - 75 Years
Who Can Participate
Number of Participants
Participant Inclusion Criteria
  • Inclusion Criteria:
  • 1. Patient of age between 50 to 75 years, inclusive.
  • 2. Biopsy confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate, performed up to 6 months prior to
  • scheduled treatment.
  • 3. Patient with low-intermediate risk, early-stage organ-confined prostate cancer (cT1c
  • and cT2a, N0, M0), diagnosed with TRUS guided transperineal biopsy (TPBx) and
  • voluntarily chooses MRgFUS as the non-invasive treatment, who may currently be on
  • watchful waiting or active surveillance and not in need of imminent radical therapy.
  • 4. Patient with PSA less than or equal to 10 ng/mL
  • 5. Gleason score 6 or 7 (no 5 grades), based on TRUS guided Transperineal Mapping
  • Biopsy, as defined in the protocol.
  • 6. Up to two (2) cancerous lesions may be identified in the prostate; each tumor is not
  • more than 10 mm in maximal linear dimension; each tumor should comply with the
  • maximal 7 Gleason score requirement.
  • 7. Positive TRUS-guided transperineal biopsy (TPBx) cores, detected in a maximum of four
  • (4) sectors, (2 for each cancerous focus) out of 16 sectors (or out of 12 sectors in
  • prostates with volume <20 cc)
  • 8. Low grade tumors may or may not be visible by multi-parametric MRI. Thus, in case of
  • MRI-visible tumor, tumor should be in capsular contact of less than 5 mm, on axial
  • images.
  • 9. No definite evidence of extracapsular extension or seminal invasion by MRI
  • 10. Patient eligible for epidural anesthesia, and general anesthesia (in case of
  • complication, requiring intervention).
  • 11. Patient is willing and able to give consent and attend all study visits as defined in
  • the protocol
  • 12. Prostate gland volume should be no greater than 70 cc, volumetrically measured.
  • Exclusion Criteria:
  • 1. ASA status > 2
  • 2. Contraindications to MRI 2.1. Claustrophobia 2.2. Implanted ferromagnetic materials
  • or foreign objects 2.3. Known intolerance to the MRI contrast agent (e.g. Gadolinium
  • or Magnevist) 2.4. Known contraindication to utilization of MRI contrast agent
  • 3. Severely abnormal coagulation (INR>1.5)
  • 4. Patient with unstable cardiac status including:
  • 4.1. Unstable angina pectoris on medication 4.2. Documented myocardial infarction
  • within 40 days prior to enrolment 4.3. Congestive heart failure NYHA class IV 4.4.
  • Unstable arrhythmia status, already on anti-arrhythmic drugs
  • 5. Severe hypertension (diastolic BP > 100 on medication)
  • 6. Severe cerebrovascular disease (multiple CVA or CVA within 6 months)
  • 7. History of orchiectomy, PCa-specific chemotherapy, cryotherapy, Photodynamic therapy
  • or radical prostatectomy for treatment of prostate cancer; any prior radiation
  • therapy to the pelvis for prostate cancer or any other malignancy.
  • 8. Patient under medications that can affect PSA for the last 3 months prior to MRgFUS
  • treatment (Androgen Deprivation Treatment; alpha reductase inhibitors)
  • 9. Individuals who are not able or willing to tolerate the required prolonged stationary
  • supine position during treatment (approximately 3 hrs.)
  • 10. Any rectal pathology, anomaly or previous treatment, which can change acoustic
  • properties of rectal wall or prevent safe probe insertion (e.g., fistula, stenosis,
  • fibrosis).
  • 11. Any spinal pathology which can prevent safe administration of epidural anesthesia
  • 12. Identified calcification of 2 mm or more in largest diameter neighboring the rectal
  • wall (in a distance of less than 5 mm) and interfering with the acoustic beam path.
  • 13. Lower limb musculo-skeletal fixed deformities.
  • 14. Prostate with multiple cystic lesions.
  • 15. Evidence for seminal vesicle/lymph node involvement of cancer.
  • 16. Subjects with distance of the less than 2mm margin between the tumor and the prostate
  • capsule
  • 17. Bladder cancer
  • 18. Patient that had TURP procedure before
  • 19. Urethral stricture/bladder neck contracture
  • 20. Patient with baseline symptoms of incontinence defined as urine leak in any of the
  • following circumstances:
  • 20.1. Before the patient can get to the toilet 20.2. When coughing or sneezing 20.3.
  • While being asleep 20.4. While being physically active/exercising 20.5. After
  • finishing urinating and being dressed 20.6. Leaking for no obvious reason
  • 21. Patient with baseline impotence scoring 17 or below in the IIEF-5 (SHIM)
  • questionnaire
  • 22. Active UTI
  • 23. Prostatitis NIH categories I, II and III
  • 24. Implant near (<1 cm) the prostate
  • 25. Interest in future fertility
  • 26. Current participation in another clinical investigation of a medical device or a drug
  • or has participated in such a study within 30 days prior to study enrollment
Participant Exclusion Criteria
This is in the inclusion criteria above
Trial Location(s)
Trial Contact(s)
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Countries Recruiting
Canada, Israel, Italy, Singapore, United Kingdom
Scientific Title
Focal MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound Treatment of Localized Low-Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer: Feasibility Study
EudraCT Number
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Key Dates

Recruitment Start Date

Oct 2010

Recruitment End Date

Dec 2016

Trial Start Date
Date Not Available
Trial End Date
Date Not Available
Date Assigned

21 Oct 2010

Last Updated

01 Sep 2015