RATIONALE: Gathering information about the Gleason score, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level, and cancer stage from patients who have undergone radiation therapy for prostate cancer may help doctors predict how patients respond to treatment and help plan the best treatment.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying the Gleason score, PSA level, and cancer stage in predicting outcome in patients who have undergone radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer.
Pre-Operative Gleason Score and PSA and Clinical Stage in Predicting the Risk of Failure in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Localized Prostate Cancer
Evaluate the value of the pre-operative Gleason score, prostate-specific antigen level, and clinical stage in predicting the risk of failure and death in patients who have undergone radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patient medical records are reviewed to collect data about pre-treatment prostate biopsy, assigned Gleason score, prostate-specific antigen level, and radionucleotide bone scan.
Patients complete a Bowel Toxicity questionnaire to assess quality of life related to acute and long-term bowel toxicity after radiotherapy.
Prostate CancerRadiation Toxicityrecurrent prostate cancerstage IIB prostate cancerstage IIA prostate cancerstage III prostate cancerstage I prostate cancerstage IV prostate canceradenocarcinoma of the prostate
For males ages 18 years and up
Diagnosis of localized adenocarcinoma of the prostate
Has undergone radiotherapy (external beam radiotherapy and/or brachytherapy) with or without hormonal therapy for adenocarcinoma of the prostate in the UCSF Radiation Oncology Department at San Francisco General Hospital or Veterans Administration Medical Center of San Francisco between 1987 and 2006
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
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UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Centeraccepting new patients San Francisco, California, 94115, USA