MicroRNA Expression and Function in Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 27, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 27, 2007
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Rigshospitalet, Denmark

Brief Summary:
Spectrophotometric intracutaneous analysis (SIAscopy) is a new technique for imaging pigmented skin lesions and for diagnosing melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. The SIAscope is a portable system comprising of a laptop computer connected to a small handheld skin probe equipped with a light source. The skin lesion is interrogated with light of different wavelengths and the reflection spectra analysed by proprietary algorithms showing distribution, position and quantity of melanin, blood and collagen within the papillary dermis (the SIAgraphs). Earlier studies generated promising results and documented >80% specificity and sensitivity of SIAscopy for melanoma diagnosis. It has been suggested that this technique could be used for the initial screening and selection of pigmented lesion for excision. In this work we addressed the usefulness of SIAscopy for the clinical diagnosis of pigmented malignant melanoma in a prospective, blinded design.

Condition or disease

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 68 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Primary Purpose: Screening
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: MicroRNA Expression and Function in Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
Study Start Date : February 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma
U.S. FDA Resources

Case: A
Subject with pigmented skin lesion suspect for malignant melanoma

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pigmented lesion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No pigmented lesion

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00536029

Copenhagen, Denmark, 2200
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Principal Investigator: Martin Glud, Department for Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit

Publications: Identifier: NCT00536029     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-C-2007-0009
First Posted: September 27, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 27, 2007
Last Verified: September 2007

Keywords provided by Rigshospitalet, Denmark:
pigmented skin lesions

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas