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NINJA : The NINJA Clinical Trial: Novel Integration of New prostate radiation schedules with adJuvant Androgen deprivation

Male or<br/>FemaleGender Male or

Closed (no longer recruiting)Status Closed (no longer recruiting)


UnknownPhase Unknown

18+Age Over 18

Prostate<br/>CancersCancer LocationProstate

Radiotherapy | Urinary systemProstate

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This trial is comparing the effectiveness of two schedules of radiotherapy for the treatment of patients with prostate cancer.

This trial is treating patients with prostate cancer.

This is a radiation therapy.

You may be able to join this trial if:

  • Your cancer has not spread to other parts of the body.

You may be excluded from this trial if:

  • You have been diagnosed with a prior or secondary type of cancer.
  • You have had certain treatments, surgical procedures or drugs.

Clinical trials have complex eligibility criteria - talk to your doctor about your interest in this trial.

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Trial Identifiers

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Scientific Title

The NINJA Clinical Trial: Novel Integration of New prostate radiation schedules with adJuvant Androgen deprivation

Cooperative Group

Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)

Commercial Sponsor

Mundipharma Research Limited

Other Non-Commercial Sponsor

Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate cancer trials group (ANZUP)


Patients eligible to participate in this study will receive radiation therapy, which will be delivered by one of two schedules. The first schedule will involve 40 Grays (Gy) of radiation delivered in five fractions 1-3 times per week. The second schedule will involve 20Gy in 2 fractions delivered once per week, followed by a two week break and 36Gy in 12 fractions, delivered 4-5 times per week. All patients will receive injections of androgen deprivation therapy for 6 months, commencing 3-4 months prior to radiation.

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Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Moorabbin Research
03 9928 8994

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Radiation Oncology
Smitha Sithara
03 8559 8771

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