Frequency of Circulating Tumour Cells in Stage II and Stage III Colon Cancer Patients

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
AHS Cancer Control Alberta Identifier:
First received: July 11, 2006
Last updated: April 15, 2011
Last verified: April 2011

This study will determine whether a new diagnostic test called the Cell Search Assay can detect circulating colon cancer cells in patients who have had surgery for colon cancer and had visible cancer removed. Other parts of the study will look at whether the presence of the circulating tumor cells in blood predicts whether a patient will have their colon cancer return.

Condition Intervention
Colon Cancer
Procedure: Cell Search Assay

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Frequency of Circulating Tumour Cells in Stage II and Stage III Colon Cancer Patients

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Further study details as provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: July 2006

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

primary care clinic and any other interested parties


Inclusion Criteria:

  • stage II or III colon cancer

Exclusion Criteria:

  • none
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00351572

Canada, Alberta
Cross Cancer Institute
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 1Z2
Sponsors and Collaborators
AHS Cancer Control Alberta
Principal Investigator: Michael Sawyer, MD AHS Cancer Control Alberta
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00351572     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GI-5-0055
Study First Received: July 11, 2006
Last Updated: April 15, 2011
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by AHS Cancer Control Alberta:
colon cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplastic Cells, Circulating
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on March 26, 2015