Implementation of Laparoscopy-assisted Surgery for Colon Cancer

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Study had to be terminated due to lack of funding)
First Posted : March 30, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 9, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Helse Stavanger HF

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to study the implementation of laparoscopy-assisted surgery for cure of colon cancer in daily surgical practice.

Condition or disease
Colon Cancer

Detailed Description:
Prospective observational study of laparoscopy-assisted surgery for resectable colon cancer with regard to short term and long term outcomes

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Implementation of Laparoscopy-assisted Surgery for Colon Cancer. A Prospective Population-based Study
Actual Study Start Date : February 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2017

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Long term outcome [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
    overall survival and cancer specific survival, time to relapse

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complications related to the surgical procedure [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Anastomotic leaks; intra-abdominal infections; extra-abdominal complications, i.e. non-surgical site infections, cardiovascular events, death within 30 days after surgery

  2. Quality of life [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Quality of life as assessed by SF-36 questionary

  3. Quality of the surgical specimen [ Time Frame: 14 days ]
    R0 resection or not; number of lymph nodes harvested

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients submitted for curative resection of colon cancer to the Dept. of Surgery, Stavanger University Hospital. Catchment area of the hospital consists of a population of 300.000 inhabitants, with Stavanger UH as the only institution with surgical service

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age >17 years
  • diagnosis of colon cancer either endoscopically, radiologically or histologically proven
  • No evidence of disseminated disease on CT scan
  • T1-3 according to preoperative CT scan
  • written informed consent to participate

Exclusion Criteria:

  • preoperative diagnosis of locally advanced tumor (T4)
  • suspicion of pathological lymph nodes outside anticipated resection area
  • contraindications against laparoscopic surgery, e.g. known bowel adhesions, anesthesiological concerns
  • lack of informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01326065

Stavanger University Hospital
Stavanger, Norway, N-4020
Sponsors and Collaborators
Helse Stavanger HF
Principal Investigator: Hartwig Kørner, MD PhD Helse Stavanger HF
Study Chair: Jens Christian Knapp, MD Helse Stavanger HF

Responsible Party: Helse Stavanger HF Identifier: NCT01326065     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SUH424503
First Posted: March 30, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 9, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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