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Clinical Evaluation of the PROGENSA(R) PCA3 Assay in Men With a Previous Negative Biopsy Result

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Prostatic Neoplasms

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Clinical Evaluation of the PROGENSA(R) PCA3 Assay in Men With a Previous Negative Biopsy Result

PCA3 is a gene that is highly over-expressed in more than 90% of prostate cancers, and that
can be quantified in urine specimens following a digital rectal examination. Studies have
shown that because PCA3 is highly specific for prostate cancer, it predicts the results of
repeat biopsies more accurately than traditional prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing.
Gen-Probe's PROGENSA(R) PCA3 assay is the first urine-based molecular diagnostic assay for
prostate cancer.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Men 40+ years of age who have had at least 1 previous negative prostate biopsy, who
have never had a positive prostate biopsy, and who have been recommended for a repeat
biopsy by their clinician.

- The subject must be able to comprehend and sign an approved informed consent form and
other applicable study enrollment documents

Exclusion Criteria:

- Use of medications or hormones that are known to affect serum PSA levels within 3 - 6
months of study enrollment

- Clinical symptoms of urinary tract infection (including prostatitis) at the time of

- History of prostate cancer

- History of invasive treatments for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) or lower
urinary tract symptoms within 6 months of study enrollment

- Medical history or concurrent illness that the investigator considers sufficiently
serious to interfere with the conduct, completion, or results of this trial, or
constitutes an unacceptable risk to the subject

- Participation in pharmaceutical or treatment related clinical study within 6 months
of study enrollment. Exception: Trials for non-prostate conditions may be acceptable,
with approval by the investigator and Sponsor

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Outcome Measure:

Association of PCA3 Score With Prostate Biopsy Outcome (PCA3 Score Using Cutoff of 25.)

Outcome Description:

The likelihood of positive biopsy was determined by the PCA3 Score expressed as a binary categorical variable: PCA3 Score >=25 was positive, PCA3 Score <25 was negative

Outcome Time Frame:

At the time of biopsy

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Jennifer Reid, PhD

Investigator Role:

Study Director

Investigator Affiliation:

Gen-Probe, Incorporated


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

August 2009

Completion Date:

April 2010

Related Keywords:

  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • PCA3
  • Neoplasms
  • Prostatic Neoplasms



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