Prostate Cancer: Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium

The Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium (PCCTC) is a 13-member clinical research group sponsored by the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Department of Defense Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP), with its Coordinating Center headquartered at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Members of the consortium include:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Duke University Cancer Center
The Johns Hopkins University Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Michigan Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Oregon Health and Science University/Knight Cancer Institute
University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Family Cancer Center
University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Chicago Prostate Cancer Association
Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Wayne State University/Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Capitalizing on their long histories of collaboration, scientific expertise, and unique institutional resources, members of the PCCTC work together on a single mission: to design, implement, and complete hypothesis-driven phase I and phase II trials in prostate cancer, translating scientific discoveries to improved standards of care for patients.

To facilitate this objective, the Coordinating Center has created a new paradigm for collaborative drug development, implementing an organizational structure that allows transparent project co-development between investigators, clinical sites, and research sponsors. The PCCTC offers multiple services including expedited concept and protocol review, standardized protocol and contract language, and centralized data management — which have accelerated trial activation, conduct, completion, and analysis.

Patients and advocates wanting to learn more about prostate cancer and available PCCTC clinical trials can visit the consortium's Web site at www.pcctc.org. Sponsors interested in conducting a trial with the PCCTC are encouraged to contact an investigator at any member institution, or e-mail PCCTC@mskcc.org for more information.