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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00767234
Recruitment Status :
(Accrual issues - Low Accrual)
To determine whether biomarkers assessed in blood samples can be used to detect individuals at risk for developing blood clots or worsening of their underlying disease. The ultimate goal of the study is to identify key biomarkers derived from blood that are most characteristic and informative of individuals who will go on to develop a clotting complication.
Condition or disease
Pancreatic CancerGastrointestinal NeoplasmsColon Rectal Cancer AdenocarcinomaEsophageal CancerGall Bladder CancerGastric (Stomach) CancerGastrooesophageal CancerGastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)Hepatobiliary NeoplasmLiver CarcinomaGallbladder CarcinomaBile Duct CarcinomaCarcinoma of the Large IntestineAnal Cancer
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Active cancers of the GI tract
Male or female, >= 18 years old. There are no ethnic restrictions.
Active cancers of the GI tract (gastroesophageal, colorectal, or pancreatic-biliary) that have completed TNM staging by the American Joint Committee on Cancer; stage III disease if diagnosed within 2 months and all stage IV disease
Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.
Existing staging CT imaging study
Life expectancy < 6 months
History of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE)
Known pregnancy or positive urine pregnancy test in pre-menopausal women
On anticoagulant therapy (heparin, warfarin, direct thrombin inhibitors)
No CT imaging studies, or contraindications to undergoing CT imaging
Existing or anticipated need for a tunneled central venous catheter
Clinic visitation to Stanford Cancer center for secondary consultation purposes only
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases