Comparison of Fecal Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) Test With Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) for Detecting Colorectal Cancer and Adenoma

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2009 by Hamamatsu University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : September 20, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 4, 2009
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Brief Summary:
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second common cause of death in the Western world, and is very increasing in Japan. Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is used routinely for CRC screening, which has been shown to reduce the incidence, morbidity, and mortality of CRC. However, there is a need to develop a novel method to improve sensitivity. The investigators reported that Fecal COX-2 assay, one of fecal RNA test, is potentially useful for colorectal cancer screening (Gastroenterology 127; 422-427, 2004). So the investigators planed to compare fecal RNA test with FOBT for detecting colorectal cancer and adenoma.

Condition or disease
Colorectal Cancer

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 400 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Comparative Study of Fecal RNA Test With Immunochemical Fecal Occult Blood Test for Detecting Colorectal Cancer and Adenoma
Study Start Date : August 1999
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2010

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Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
freces, biopsy tissue samples

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
outpatients and inpatients of hospitals, subjects of parimary care clinics

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of colorectal cancer or adenoma
  • Subjects with no abnormal findings of colon

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00197405

Hamamatsu University School of Medicine Recruiting
Hamamatsu, Japan, 431-3192
Contact: Shigeru Kanaoka, M.D.    81-53-435-2261   
Principal Investigator: Shigeru Kanaoka, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hamamatsu University
Study Chair: Shigeru Kanaoka, M.D.

Responsible Party: Shigeru Kanaoka, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT00197405     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRC-FRT-001
First Posted: September 20, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 4, 2009
Last Verified: August 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type