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Combination of Serum Measurements of Molecular Biomarkers and Serum Protein Profiling Can be Used to Predict Which Patients Undergoing Prostatic Biopsy Will be Diagnosed With Cancer


About the study

This is a prospective, serum proteomics study of men who are to undergo prostate biopsy. The purpose is to determine if proteomic profiles can be used to distinguish between men with prostate cancer on biopsy from men with no cancer on biopsy.

Who can take part

You may be eligible to participate in the study if you meet the following criteria:


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Men aged 18 years or older
  2. Have a PSA level between 2 and 10 ng/ml
  3. May or may not have an abnormal digital rectal examination
  4. Scheduled for trans-rectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided systematic prostate biopsy as part of routine medical care. All sites (Department of Urology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, the Department of Urology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Manhattan and the Department of Urology, Kings County Hospital) will perform a standardized 14 core biopsy protocol.
  5. Signed, informed consent
  6. Patient must be able to attend the pre-biopsy blood draw


Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Any period of prior/current treatment with hormonal therapy (LHRH agonist/antagonist,antiandrogen, 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor)
  2. Prior pelvic radiation
  3. A period of less than 6 months prior/current treatment with an alpha-blocker
  4. Previous diagnosis of prostate cancer

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Study Locations

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How to Apply

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Study’s details


Prostate Cancer,Elevated Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)

Age (in years)



Not Applicable

Participants needed


Est. Completion Date

Oct 31, 2024

Treatment type



Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center identifier


Study number


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