CSP #719-B: Early Stage Prostate Cancer Cohort Study - VA Cooperative Studies Program (CSP)
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CSP #719-B: Early Stage Prostate Cancer Cohort Study


Data Sharing Statement

What's available

Check with the study contact and publications for information on where data might be available

Study Characteristics


To establish an observational cohort of patients with early stage prostate cancer who elect not to undergo radical prostatectomy or radiation therapy to evaluate risk factors which predict the transformation of early stage to clinically aggressive disease

Era of Service



Men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer within two and a half years prior to enrollment

Study Design 

Prospective cohort

Time Period 

January 2001 - January 2006




1,037 (Source: Farewell, et al., 2011)

Response Rate


Recruitment Method    

Participants were identified at 16 sites throughout the VA Healthcare System



Data Collected

  • Demographics
  • Height and weight
  • Medical history
  • Potential risk factors for prostate cancer progression such as smoking history and family history of prostate cancer
  • Reasons prostate cancer had been suspected prior to a diagnosis
  • Prostate cancer mortality data
  • Biopsy Gleason score

Data Collection Methods

  • Questionnaire
  • Electronic medical records

Funding Sources 

VA Cooperative Studies Program



Selected Publications 

Farwell WR, Lourenco C, Holmberg E, Hall RB, D'Avolio L, Lawler EV, Michael Gaziano J. The association between height and prostate cancer grade in the Early Stage Prostate Cancer Cohort Study. Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Oct;22(10):1453-9.

More Information

Study ClinicalTrials.gov site 
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00011349