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Phase III IGRT and SBRT vs IGRT and Hypofractionated IMRT for Localized Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer

Cancer Type
Prostate Cancer
Trial Phase
Phase III
18 Years and older, Male
Study Type
Protocol IDs
NRG-GU005 (primary)
Study Sponsor
NRG Oncology


This randomized phase III trial studies how well stereotactic body radiation therapy works compared to intensity-modulated radiation therapy in treating patients with stage IIA-B prostate cancer. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Stereotactic body radiation therapy is a specialized radiation therapy that sends x-rays directly to the tumor using smaller doses over several days and may cause less damage to normal tissue. Stereotactic body radiation therapy may work better in treating patients with prostate cancer.


I. To determine whether stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) can be shown to be superior to hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in terms of genitourinary (GU) and gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity by having fewer patients that experience a minimal important decline (MID) in urinary irritation/obstructive and bowel Health Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) as measured by Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite (EPIC)-26 at 24 months post completion of therapy.
II. To determine if SBRT (5 fractions of 7.25 Gy) is superior to hypofractionated IMRT (28 fractions of 2.5 Gy) as measured by disease free survival (DFS).

I. To determine whether SBRT can be shown to be superior to hypofractionated IMRT at 12 and 24 months post completion of therapy in terms of HRQOL by having fewer patients that experience a minimal important decline (MID) bowel (12 months only) sexual, hormonal, urinary irritation/obstructive (12 months only) and in urinary incontinence HRQOL as measured by EPIC-26.
II. To determine if SBRT (5 fractions of 7.25 Gy) is superior to hypofractionated IMRT (28 fractions of 2.5 Gy) as measured by biochemical failure, overall survival, local failure, prostate cancer specific survival, and distant metastases.
III. To determine the correspondence between the diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and biopsy.

I. To determine whether a potentially more expensive therapy, SBRT, would be cost-effective than standard hypofractionated IMRT as measured by the European Quality of Life Five Dimension Five Level Scale Questionnaire (EQ-5D-5L).
II. To explore the relationship between prostate imaging-reporting and data system (PIRADS)version (v)2 grade with biochemical failure.
III. Collect specimens for future translational research analyses.

OUTLINE: Patients are randomized into 1 of 2 arms.

ARM I: Patients undergo IMRT once daily for 5 fractions per week for 28 fractions over less than 32 business days.

ARM II: Patients undergo SBRT at least every other day for 2-3 fractions per week for 5 fractions over less than 12 business days.

After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 6-12 months for 2 years.

Treatment Sites in Georgia

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

Emory University Hospital - Midtown

550 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Grady Memorial Hospital

80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Piedmont Fayette Hospital

1255 Highway 54 West
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Piedmont Hospital - Atlanta

1968 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

1365 Clifton Road NE
Building C
Atlanta, GA 30322

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