Thermal Signature of Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy

This study has been terminated.
(No patients enrolled; study terminated.)
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M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: July 26, 2007
Last updated: October 7, 2009
Last verified: September 2009

The goal of this clinical research study is to evaluate whether thermal imaging (recording body temperature) can be used to check the body's response to cancer therapy.

Primary Objective:

  • The primary objective of this study is to establish techniques and methodologies of quantifying thermal signatures and their changes for cancer patients undergoing chemoradiation therapy.

Secondary Objective:

  • The secondary objective is to evaluate correspondence between changes of thermal signature of a normal organ, e.g. lung or esophagus, versus the toxicity of that organ from chemoradiation therapy.

Condition Intervention
Lung Cancer
Procedure: Thermal Imaging

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Phase I Assessment of Thermal Signature of Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Thermal Imaging (Recording Body Temperature) [ Time Frame: Imaging session takes about 10 minutes to complete each time. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pulmonary and Esophageal Toxicities [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: July 2007
Study Completion Date: February 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
With Lung Cancer
Patients with lung cancer.
Procedure: Thermal Imaging
Thermal imaging sessions, each taking approximately 10 minutes.
Healthy Participants
Healthy participants without cancer.
Procedure: Thermal Imaging
Thermal imaging sessions, each taking approximately 10 minutes.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with lung cancer and healthy participants without cancer.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with lung cancers of any stages.
  2. Patients will undergo chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  3. Patients with KPS > 70, are physically mobile and independent, and are able to stand still straight for more than 10 minutes for imaging purposes.
  4. Age >18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who had lung surgery within past 3 months.
  2. Patients with breast implant or cardiac implant (pace maker or defibrillator).
  3. Patients who had skin diseases (e.g. skin desquamation, dermatitis) or other medical conditions that may interfere with thermal measurement.
  4. Pregnant woman
  5. Extreme obese patients with body mass index >=35
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00508313

United States, Texas
U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Zhongxing Liao, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Zhongxing Liao, MD/Associate Professor, U.T.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00508313     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006-1082 
Study First Received: July 26, 2007
Results First Received: September 4, 2009
Last Updated: October 7, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Lung Cancer
Healthy Control
Thermal Imaging
Thermal Signatures
Radiation Therapy
Chemoradiation Therapy processed this record on February 11, 2016