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Evaluation of Two New Medical Instruments Dedicated to the Sentinel Lymph Node Technique in Case of Breast Cancer

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00357487
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 27, 2006
Last Update Posted : August 30, 2011
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg
Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Strasbourg
Information provided by:
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France

Brief Summary:
This project consists on the realization followed by the clinical validation of two medical instruments dedicated to the precise sentinel lymph nodes identification and localization in the case of breast cancer: an intra operative probe and an operative mini gamma camera. The sentinel lymph node technique, based on the propagation of cancer cells in the lymphatic system, allows a better evaluation of tumor staging, prognosis and therapeutic strategy determination. The goal of these instruments designed by physicians and physicists is to significantly improve the detection efficiency of the technique in order to reduce the false negative rate and then the recurrence risk, as well as the operative morbidity.Clinical oncologist surgeons and fundamental physics applied to medical imaging researchers are involved in this project. The clinical validation of the medical instruments will be organized in the Gynaecologic and Obstetric department of the Hospices Civils de Strasbourg with a series of 25 patients in the framework of a regular french protocol of clinical research.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Breast Cancer Device: peroperative scintillating probe Device: operative gamma camera

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 25 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Sentinel Lymph Node Identification in Case of Breast Cancer. Clinical Evaluation of a New Intra-operative Probe and a Mini Gamma Camera
Study Start Date : June 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The day before the surgery: Lymphoscintigraphy in a Nuclear Medicine Department
  2. The day of the surgery: Preoperative axillary area mapping with the operative gamma camera. Search of sentinel lymph nodes with the probe
  3. Post operative axillary area imaging with the operative gamma camera.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Depth of the sentinel lymph nodes by a ruler before their excisions.
  2. Radioactivity of the sentinel lymph nodes after their excisions.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • infiltrative breast cancer
  • no suspect axillary lymph node
  • no previous radiotherapy
  • no previous chemotherapy
  • no previous breast surgery

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00357487

Service de Gyynécologie-Obstétrique -Hôpital Civil
Strasbourg, France, 67091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg
Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Strasbourg
Study Director: Carole Mathelin, MD Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00357487     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3704
First Posted: July 27, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:
Sentinel lymph node
Breast cancer
Operative gamma camera
Breast cancer and sentinel lymph node biopsy
Use of lymphoscintigraphy
Use of intraoperative gamma camera
Use of intraoperative probe

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases