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The Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre has the highest accrual for a novel ultrasound study in prostate cancer

“We have enrolled over 400 patients at our site, reaching our enrollment goal much faster than all other sites across North America. We are now planning on adding in 250 more patients to this trial because of the encouraging results found with the first arm of the trial. Our site tied with the highest accrual goal and surpassed all other sites to meet our enrollment goal.”

The study is a “Multi-Center trial of high-resolution transrectal ultrasound versus standard low-resolution transrectal ultrasound for the identification of clinically significant prostate cancer”

The only definitive method for diagnosing prostate cancer is through a prostate biopsy. This procedure includes the use of an ultrasound machine to guide both freezing needles and biopsy needles into the prostate. The ultrasound machine that is currently in use is a low-resolution ultrasound machine which means that although it is good at seeing the entire prostate gland to guide the needles, it is often unable to visualize the prostate in enough detail to be able to see different lesions and areas of concern within it. Thus, many biopsy samples are taken systematically with two samples from each section of the prostate. Recently a new ultrasound machine has been created that gives images of the prostate with much higher resolution, allowing the radiologist performing the biopsy to see details within the prostate that were previously inaccessible. A study using this new high-resolution ultrasound machine is being completed at the Prostate Cancer Centre to compare the adequacy of this new machine to detect prostate cancer over the standard low-resolution machine. Over 650 patients will be enrolled in this study!

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Nanostics is pleased to announce the launch of clinical validation study

EDMONTON, June 4, 2019 /CNW/ – Nanostics Inc. is pleased to Announce the start of its key Clinical validation study. APCaRI is managing the study and recruitment has begun at Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) and Edmonton’s Northern Alberta Urology Centre (NAUC). Recruitment of men from the Yukon Territories will follow.
The study will be conducted in partnership with DynaLIFE Medical Labs with co-principal investigators Dr. Eric Hyndman (PCC) and Dr. Adrian Fairey’s (NAUC).
Nanostics recognizes and is very grateful for the funding and support we received from the Bird Dogs from the beginning of this research and development journey. Nanostics also thanks funders for the clinical study including the Motorcycle Ride for Dad, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Alberta Innovates-ASBIRI program and the University Hospital Foundation Kaye Fund.

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