Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Scan as a Diagnostic Method in Unknown Primary Tumors

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Gedske Daugaard, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00269373
First received: December 22, 2005
Last updated: February 20, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

December 22, 2005
February 20, 2012
December 2005
February 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Positron Emission Tomography - Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Scan as a Diagnostic Method in Unknown Primary Tumors
PET-CT Scan as a Diagnostic Method in Unknown Primary Tumors

Is PET-CT scan better than PET or CT alone in diagnosing primary tumours in patients with unknown primary tumors? Can information obtained with PET-CT replace other clinical and radiological investigations? Is PET/CT cost-effective?

Patients who fulfill the international definition of unknown primary tumors can be included, except:

  • Young men (<55 years) with growing mid-line tumors where a germ cell tumor could be expected will not be included.
  • Patients with lymph-node metastases with squamous cell carcinoma in the head and neck region will not be included.
  • Women with adenocarcinoma in lymph nodes in the axilla will not be included.
Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Patients with unknown tumors

Unknown Primary Tumor
Procedure: PET-CT
no drugs included
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Completed
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February 2012
February 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Unknown primary tumors

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Young men (<55 years) with growing mid-line tumors where a germ cell tumor could be expected will not be included.
  • Patients with lymph-node metastases with squamous cell carcinoma in the head and neck region will not be included
  • Women with adenocarcinoma in lymph nodes in the axilla will not be included
Both
18 Years to 75 Years
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Denmark
 
NCT00269373
01 283694
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Gedske Daugaard, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
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Principal Investigator: Gedske Daugaard Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
February 2012

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