PET-CT for Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) of the Neck Nodes Unknown Primary Malignancy

This study has been completed.
Calgary Health Region
Information provided by:
AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier:
First received: September 13, 2007
Last updated: January 18, 2012
Last verified: August 2011

Patients with squamous cell cancer of neck nodes but unknown primary will have a PET-CT scan prior to biopsies. The utility of PET-CT will be determined in this subset of patients.

Condition Intervention
Squamous Cell Cancer
Other: PET-CT

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Clinical Utility of PET-CT in the Management of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Neck Nodes With Unknown Primary Malignancy

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Further study details as provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:

Estimated Enrollment: 58
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Patients with Squamous cell cancer of neck nodes, unknown primary
Other: PET-CT


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

18 years


Inclusion Criteria:

  • squamous cell cancer of neck nodes with unknown primary site

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unable to tolerate PET-CT
  • unable to undergo examination under anaesthesia
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00530283

Canada, Alberta
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 4N2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Calgary Health Region
Principal Investigator: Harold Lau, M.D. AHS Cancer Control Alberta
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00530283     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 20682
Study First Received: September 13, 2007
Last Updated: January 18, 2012
Health Authority: Canada: Alberta Cancer Board

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
Unknown Primary
Patients with Squamous cell cancer neck nodes

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms processed this record on April 17, 2014