Prostate cancer

Stem cells have been used to assist patients with cancer for many years. Listed below is a trial investigating the use of stem cells to assist in recovery from prostate cancer. Click on the link provided to find out more about the trial. It remains too early to know if the approach will be suitable. We need evidence collected in clinical trials to determine if a proposed stem cell treatment is both safe and effective.

tagged as Prostate cancer

  • A Single Arm Phase II Study to Assess the Efficacy of Intensified Intravenous Melphalan in Combination with a Transplant of the Patient's Own Blood Stem Cells for a Maximum of three Cycles in Patients with Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer Location: UK
    Overview: This trial is investigating the use of blood stem cells autologous peripheral blood derived stem cells in conjunction with chemotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer. The trial is being conducted by the Department of Medical Oncology at St Bartholomew's Hospital London and proposes to recruit 39 subjects. Stem cells will be collected from the blood following administration of Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) which releases the blood stem cells from the bone marrow. Patients with castration resistant prostate cancer will be given their own stem cells as well as Melphalan. Participants will be monitored for complications and assessed fro changes in their clinical condition.
    Link to Clinical Registry
    Trial Design: Safety and Efficacy Study
    Status: Open - Recruiting
    Stem Cell: Adult Bone Marrow Stem Cells