Clinical Trials Using Finasteride

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. The clinical trials on this list are studying Finasteride. All trials on the list are supported by NCI.

NCI’s basic information about clinical trials explains the types and phases of trials and how they are carried out. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. You may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Talk to your doctor for help in deciding if one is right for you.

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  • Hormone Therapy and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients with Non-metastatic, Intermediate, or High Risk Prostate Cancer

    This early phase I trial studies the best dose of radiation therapy when given together with standard hormone therapy and to see how well they work in treating men with prostate cancer that has not spread to other places in the body or that is likely to come back. Androgens can cause the growth of prostate cancer cells. Drugs, such as bicalutamide, dutasteride and finasteride, may lessen the amount of androgens made by the body. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Giving hormone therapy together with radiation therapy may be a better treatment for prostate cancer while improving health-related quality of life.
    Location: University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, Illinois