About this trial

SBRT uses special equipment to accurately deliver a high dose of radiotherapy to the prostate in a smaller number of treatments. This study is being conducted to find out, for patients with localised intermediate/high risk prostate cancer, whether radiotherapy is best given over 4 weeks (standard image-guided intensity modulated radiotherapy IMRT) or over 1-2 weeks using SBRT.

Patient Profile

For patients with localised intermediate/high risk prostate cancer

Where’s this trial being run?

Beacon Hospital

Can I join this study / trial?

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Summary Data

Name: PACE-C
Number: CTRIAL-IE 15-46
Full Title:

The PACE Trial (Prostate Advances in Comparative Evidence) International randomised study of prostatectomy vs stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and conventional radiotherapy vs SBRT for organ-confined prostate cancer.
PACE C: Image-Guided Conventional Radiotherapy vs Stereotactic Radiotherapy

Principal Investigator: Prof. John Armstrong / Dr Alina Mihai
Type: Collaborative

Cancer Trials Ireland
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Recruitment Started: Global:
Ireland: February 2021
Global Recruitment Target: 1182
Ireland Recruitment Target: