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If you are a patient, please contact
Keck Medical Center of USC
MDSC Clinical Assay for Cancer Detection and Monitoring in Prostate Cancer.
Open to Accrual
Defintions of terms and FAQ about clinical trials.
Alan Epstein, MD,PHD
Other Trial Staff:
Lagrimas Ilagan, D.M., Ernesto Duverger, D.M.
to see study documents.
You may participate in this study if:
Normal men aged 25-39 with no evidence of prostate cancer and stable serum PSA.
Normal men aged 40 and older with no evidence of prostate cancer and stable serum PSA.
Men with elevated (>4 ng/ml) and/or rising PSA who will undergo prostate biopsy to rule out prostate cancer.
Patients with localized prostate cancer who will undergo radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy.
Patients with metastatic hormone-naïve prostate cancer.
Patients with newly diagnosed castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer.
You may not participate in this study if:
Previous or current history of second malignancy unrelated to prostate cancer; autoimmune disease or immune deficiency, chronic treatment with immunomodulatory therapies (e.g.glucocorticoids); significant trauma, surgery, or infection in the past two weeks
For further information on a study, please contact the Clinical Investigation Support Office at (323) 865-0451, or
To schedule a consultation with the hospital, please call our New Patient Referrals Office at (323) 865-3111.