COMPPARE’s partner site, the James M. Slater, MD Proton Treatment & Research Center, Loma Linda, CA, enrolled the 1,000th patient.
COMPPARE stands for “A Prospective COMparative Study of Outcomes with Proton and Photon RAdiation in PRostate CancEr (COMPPARE).” The study compares the quality of life, side effects, and cure rates for prostate cancer patients treated with proton therapy or photon therapy. Participants answer brief surveys regarding treatment choice, quality of life, and side effects for at least 3 years. In addition, proton therapy patients can choose to participate in a randomized trial that will evaluate whether quality of life, side effects, and prostate cancer cure rates differ between patients receiving the standard therapy versus a shorter therapy.
The study will enroll 1500 patients receiving photon therapy and 1500 patients receiving proton therapy. As of November 12, 2020, COMPPARE had enrolled 1,008 participants, comprising 213 photon participants, 248 Randomized Control Trial (RCT) proton participants, and 547 pragmatic proton participants.
Prostate cancer patients are participating in COMPPARE from across the US, including many enrolled through partner sites in Florida, California, Texas, and Minnesota.
Thank you to our patients who make this study possible!