Last updated on June 2019

Efficacy Evaluation of Focused HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) Therapy in Patients With Localized Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer


Brief description of study

The aim of the focal treatment HIFU is to destroy the cancer without causing side effects in contrast to radical treatments. Radical treatments (surgery or radiation therapy) are the standard therapies for patient with intermediate risk localized prostate cancer and good life expectancy (prostatectomy if life expectancy10 years) By destroying only the part of the gland that harbors cancer, it may indeed be possible to provide efficient cure of the disease while minimizing treatment-induced morbidity (incontinence and loss of potency). Around 20% of patients presented with a unilateral tumor: this patients are currently treated radically. No study published papers reported outcomes of a large population (>100) with intermediate risk cancers treated with Focal-HIFU (conducted with the Focal One device). Focal therapy must be only offer within clinical trial setting (EAU (European Association of Urology) Guidelines ). The aim of this cohort will be to determine the success rate of Focal-HIFU in this intermediate risk population. The result the study will be used for calculation the arms of a future random study

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03568188

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