Thoracoscopy in Patients With Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00003566|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : July 14, 2016
RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures such as thoracoscopy may help to measure a patient's response to previous treatment.
PURPOSE: Diagnostic trial to determine the accuracy of thoracoscopy in patients who have stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Lung Cancer||Procedure: videothoracoscopy|
OUTLINE: The purpose of this study is to test the usefulness and safety of restaging the patient's cancer by a procedure called a thoracoscopy. Restaging is a process by which physicians measure the response of the patient to treatment. The primary and secondary objectives are described below.
1. Evaluate the feasibility of using videothoracoscopy to access and identify residual viable cancer in mediastinal lymph nodes and/or evaluate for other conditions which render patients unresectable (pleural carcinomatosis or T4 primary tumors) following prior mediastinoscopy and a period of neoadjuvant therapy for Stage IIIA N2 non-small cell lung cancer.
- Evaluate the safety (morbidity and mortality) of pre-resectional, thoracoscopic restaging of patients who have undergone prior mediastinoscopy and induction therapy for Stage III (N2) NSCLC.
- Assess the accuracy (false-negative rate) of thoracoscopic mediastinal node restaging after prior mediastinoscopy and induction therapy.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||75 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Pre-Resection Minimally Invasive Surgical Restaging of Stage III (Mediastinal Node Positive) Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)|
|Study Start Date :||September 1998|
|Primary Completion Date :||March 2006|
|Study Completion Date :||March 2006|
Experimental: video-thorascopy + surgery
Patients will undergo ipsilateral video-thorascopic evaluation. Patients may undergo surgery at the discretion of the surgeon and treating physicians.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00003566
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|Study Chair:||Michael Jaklitsch, MD||Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center|