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Cervical Nodal Mets in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of H&N - MRI, FDG-PET, & Histopathologic Correlation

This study has been completed.
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Stanford University Identifier:
First received: March 27, 2006
Last updated: July 5, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
The purpose of this study is to determine the value of novel non-invasive medical imaging methods for detecting the spread of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma to the lymph nodes in the neck by comparing their results to findings at the time of surgery.

Condition Intervention
Head and Neck Cancer Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Head and Neck Cancers Radiation: PET scan

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Cervical Nodal Metastasis in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck - Novel MRI, FDG-PET, and Histopathologic Correlation

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Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
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Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: November 2002
Study Completion Date: March 2005
Primary Completion Date: March 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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

Inclusion Criteria:- Adult patients with newly diagnosed (biopsy-proven), untreated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the head and neck who will undergo neck dissection as part of primary surgical therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:- A prior adverse reaction to the contrast/tracer agents being used in the imaging methods being studied.

- Pregnancy.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00313027

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Dr. Billy W. Loo Jr. M.D. Ph.D. Stanford University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Stanford University Identifier: NCT00313027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ENT0011
Study First Received: March 27, 2006
Last Updated: July 5, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Squamous Cell
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