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Prostate cancer: A laboratory study to isolate and manipulate circulating tumor cells in prostate cancer.

Research Question:
Many patients with prostate cancer have a small number of cancer cells circulating in their blood, usually less than 5 in one and one-half (1.5) teaspoons of blood. Will a new lab method be able to separate and collect cancer cells from the blood of prostate cancer patients to be studied in the lab?

Basic Study Information

If you decide to participate in this study, your blood will be drawn periodically before, during and after therapy. You will be asked to provide ¬¬¬¬1.5 teaspoons of blood at a time. Blood samples will be collected before start of treatment and then approximately every one to three weeks for up to 12 months.

Location: Cancer Center
Study Reference #: UGUP-14091

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Deepak Sahasrabudhe, MD

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Park Bogan
Phone: (585) 276-4415

Additional Study Details

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