Researcher Receives $1M to Evaluate Impact of Surgically Removing Prostate in Men with Metastatic Cancer

Researcher Receives $1M to Evaluate Impact of Surgically Removing Prostate in Men with Metastatic Cancer
A researcher from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey has received a $1 million grant from Gateway for Cancer Research to evaluate the effects of surgically removing the prostate in men with metastatic prostate cancer. Urologic Oncology Chief Isaac Yi Kim, MD, PhD, MBA, received the grant to support a clinical trial that will enroll participants from two dozen academic institutions in the in the United States and certain Asian countries and regions, including Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. "I am grateful for this support from Gateway for Cancer Research, as results of this study could lead to more precise and personalized care for men who present with metastatic prostate cancer and, possibly, improve their survival rates," Kim said in a press release. For three years 190 patients in the randomized study will receive either chemo-hormonal therapy, or therapy plus cytoreductive surgery that removes both the prostate and surrounding cancerous cells. Kim and his team will measure and compare the impact these treatments have on a patient’s disease and quality of life. Until the end of this New Year, the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program estimates that 161,000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Of those, about 98.6 percent will survive more than five years past their diagnosis. However, for those patients whose cancer will sprea
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3 comments

  1. Joseph F Kaminski says:

    Can you please post a contact for this trial? Or to me?
    I’ve been waiting for something like this to come along. I certainly believe I would have a much better QOL if my prostate was gone.

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