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Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

40 Years
65 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Prostate Cancer

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Trial Information

Robotic Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy

To establish a robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy programme at the
University of Western Ontario/London Health Sciences Centre and to critically evaluate the
role of this programme in the management of localized prostate cancer in surgical candidates
Details of surgical procedure, operative outcome, patient outcome including quality of life
will be collected.

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Informed Consent

2. Locally confined, stage T1a, T2a or T2b prostate cancer

3. Aged 40-65 and judged by the study doctor to be a suitable candidate for a radical

4. Serum prostate specific antigen equal to or less than 10mg/ml

5. Histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the prostate

6. Gleason score equal to or less than 7

7. Life expectancy of greater than 10 years.

8. Prostate size on TRUS measurement less than 40 grams

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Patients who have undergone prior hormone therapy.

2. Patients with a previous transurethral resectioning of the prostate (TURP)

3. History of other cancers other than basal cell carcinoma.

4. Patients with any prior abdominal surgery.

5. Any condition, or history of illness or surgery than, in the opinion of the
investigator, might confound the results of the study or pose additional risk to the
patient (eg significant cardiovascular conditions)

6. Patients with a large median lobe of the prostate. -

Exclusion Criteria:


Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Principal Investigator

Joseph Chin, MD< FRCSC

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

London Health Sciences Centre


Canada: Ethics Review Committee

Study ID:




Start Date:

March 2004

Completion Date:

June 2011

Related Keywords:

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatic Neoplasms