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Evaluation of Preoperative Investigations in Patients With Liver Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00408122
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 6, 2006
Last Update Posted : October 16, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alan Patrick Ainsworth, Odense University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The aim of the study is to evaluate the diagnostic procedures emission tomography in combination with a CT scan (PET/CT) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in the preoperative evaluation of resectability of patients with primary or secondary liver cancers.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Primary Liver Cancer Liver Metastasis Procedure: PET/CT scan and EUS

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 77 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Positron Emission Tomography/ CT Scan, Endoscopic Ultrasono¬Graphy, and Laparoscopic Ultrasonography in the Preoperative Assess¬Ment of Resectability in Patients With Primary and Secondary Liver Cancer
Study Start Date : January 2007
Primary Completion Date : January 2012
Study Completion Date : January 2012

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
PAtients with liver tumors

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients who are referred to The Department of Surgery, Odense University Hospital, for surgical treatment of suspected or biopsy proven primary or secondary liver cancer.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • age less than 18 years
  • patients who are not fit for liver surgery because of co-morbidity
  • patients for whom the extra investigations in the study are considered to give an increased risk because of co-morbidity such as

    • Patients with s-creatinin > 150 micromol/l
    • Patients who take peroral antidiabetic drugs or have a poorly regulated diabetes mellitus
  • patients who do not understand the patient information
  • patients who do not want to participate

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00408122

Dept of Surgery, Odense university Hospital
Odense, Denmark, 5000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Odense University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Henning O Nielsen, MD, DMsc dept. of Surgery, Odense University Hospital

Responsible Party: Alan Patrick Ainsworth, dr, Odense University Hospital Identifier: NCT00408122     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VF-20060109
First Posted: December 6, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 16, 2014
Last Verified: October 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Liver Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Liver Diseases