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PET and CT Scans to Evaluate Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Melanoma

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00004152
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 16, 2004
Last Update Posted : January 16, 2013
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures may improve the ability to detect metastatic melanoma and to determine the extent of disease.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to evaluate the effectiveness of PET and CT scans to detect metastatic disease in patients who have stage III or stage IV melanoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Melanoma (Skin) Drug: iodinated contrast dye Procedure: computed tomography Procedure: positron emission tomography Radiation: fludeoxyglucose F 18 Phase 2

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of fludeoxyglucose F 18 (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in detecting metastatic disease in patients with stage III or IV melanoma considered for operative management based on the currently accepted diagnostic work up including CT imaging. II. Determine how often the clinical management of these patients is altered based on FDG PET imaging findings in addition to CT scan results.

OUTLINE: Patients are required to fast for a minimum of 6 hours prior to positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Fludeoxyglucose F 18 (FDG) is administered IV over 15 minutes followed 50-60 minutes later by whole body PET imaging. Iodinated contrast dye is administered by IV injection and by mouth followed by CT imaging of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis within 2 weeks of PET imaging. Whole body FDG PET imaging and CT imaging of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis are repeated at 6 months. Initial positive PET or CT imaging results are verified based on surgical and/or biopsy findings or clinical follow-up.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 100 patients will be accrued for this study within 2.5 years.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Compare 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanning in Addition to CT Scanning With CT Scanning Alone in the Pre-Operative Evaluation of Patients With Stage III and IV Melanoma
Study Start Date : February 1999
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2002

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MedlinePlus Genetics related topics: Melanoma

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven melanoma considered for operative management with 1 of the following: Deep primary melanoma (greater than 4 mm, stage IIIA) Regional nodal disease (stage IIIB) Locally or regionally recurrent disease of an extremity considered for operative resection or isolated limb perfusion with curative intent Systemic disease considered for curative resection (stage IV)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception Able to fast for 6 hours Able to lie still for positron emission tomography imaging No second malignancy except previously treated nonmelanomatous skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No active infection No inflammatory disease (sarcoidosis or rheumatoid arthritis) No allergy to shellfish or contrast dye used for CT imaging

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004152

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United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Mary S. Brady, MD Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
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Other Study ID Numbers: 99-004
First Posted: February 16, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 16, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013
Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:
stage III melanoma
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action