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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

Purpose:
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
Email: Park_Bogan@URMC.Rochester.edu

Additional Study Details

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