The Significance of Sentinel Node Analysis in Colon 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: NCT00419978
Recruitment Status : Terminated (Slow accrural to study.)
First Posted : January 9, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 4, 2008
Information provided by:
Legacy Health System

Brief Summary:
This study is for the patient with colon cancer, who is going to have colon cancer surgery. The purpose of this research study is to examine a specific lymph node, called the sentinel node. Lymph nodes are located throughout your body and cancer may spread by means of those lymph nodes. The sentinel node is the one located closest to your tumor. This study will find out if examining the sentinel node can help to predict disease progression. Since the value of this exam is unknown, taking part in this study will not change your clinical care.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Colon Cancer Procedure: Colectomy Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Significance of Sentinel Node Analysis in Colon Cancer
Study Start Date : June 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2008

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients must consent to participate in study
  • Patients will be tracked for five years
  • A blood test (CEA) will be collected every six months
  • A CT scan will be performed annually
  • A colonoscopy will be performed at 1 and 5 years post-surgery

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00419978

United States, Oregon
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center
Portland, Oregon, United States, 97210
Sponsors and Collaborators
Legacy Health System
Principal Investigator: Mark Whiteford, MD Legayc Health System

Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00419978     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 750040399
First Posted: January 9, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 4, 2008
Last Verified: June 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colonic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases