Clinical Outcome of Pediatric Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2005 by National Taiwan University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 24, 2005
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National Taiwan University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Retrospective review of clinical outcome of pediatric Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (PDFSP) after active invitation

Condition or disease
Soft Tissue Neoplasms

Detailed Description:
Soft tissue sarcoma was rarely seen in pediatric patients, and pediatric Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans (PDFSP) was even rare. To our knowledge, the largest report constituted of 19 cases (five of them had no follow-up (FU) status) (1). So we proposed this retrospective study based on the cancer registry of our hospital. Twelve cases who were diagnosed as DFSP before age of 18 were identified. But all of them had been lost of FU for at least two years. So we will try to contact these patients and asked them to be back to our clinic for routine surveillance (history taking and physical exam and optional local image/chest xray) and quality of life (QoL) evaluation after pathological review if this clinical study was approved (2)

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 12 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Observational Model: Natural History
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Retrospective Clinical Outcome Study of Pediatric Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans: Single Institutional Experience of Twelve Cases From 1977-2002
Study Start Date : June 2005
Study Completion Date : August 2005

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed as DFSP before age of 18 after pathological review according to the cancer registry of our hospital

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age > 18 at diagnosis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00173355

Contact: Chun-Ru Chien, M.D. 886-2-23123456 ext 2643
Contact: Rong-Sen Yang, M.D, Ph.D 886-2-23516478 ext 3958

National Taiwan University Hospital Recruiting
Taipei, Taiwan, 100
Contact: Rong-Sen Yang, MD, PhD    886-23123456 ext 3958   
Contact: Chun-Ru Chien, M.D.    886-2-23516478 ext 2643   
Principal Investigator: Rong-Sen Yang, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Chair: Rong-Sen Yang, M.D., Ph.D. National Taiwan University Hospital Identifier: NCT00173355     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9461700618
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 24, 2005
Last Verified: August 2005

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
pediatric Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Soft Tissue Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site