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

This study has been completed.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg
Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Strasbourg
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University Hospital, Strasbourg, France Identifier:
First received: July 26, 2006
Last updated: August 29, 2011
Last verified: August 2011
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 Intervention
Breast Cancer
Device: peroperative scintillating probe
Device: operative gamma camera

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: 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

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The day before the surgery: Lymphoscintigraphy in a Nuclear Medicine Department
  • The day of the surgery: Preoperative axillary area mapping with the operative gamma camera. Search of sentinel lymph nodes with the probe
  • Post operative axillary area imaging with the operative gamma camera.

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

Estimated Enrollment: 25
Study Start Date: June 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2007

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 identifier: 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
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00357487     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3704
Study First Received: July 26, 2006
Last Updated: August 29, 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 processed this record on May 25, 2017