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Feasibility of Imaging in the Treatment of Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago Identifier:
First received: May 20, 2011
Last updated: April 12, 2017
Last verified: April 2017
The purpose of this study is to obtain preliminary information on the potential of 99m Tc-EC-DG SPECT imaging to distinguish cancer from non cancer.

Condition Intervention
Head and Neck Cancer Drug: 99mTc-EC-DG

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Pilot Feasibility Study of 99mTc EC DG SPECT/CT Imaging in the Treatment Response Evaluation in Patients With Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer

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Further study details as provided by University of Chicago:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Persistent Disease within 6 months of CRT [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Persistent Disease within 2 years of CRT [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: September 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Imaging Drug: 99mTc-EC-DG
99mTc-EC-DG will be used before the SPECT/CT scans throughout the study to determine the its effectiveness. 20 mCi of 99mtc-EC-DG will be administered through a vein through a catheter. This will be done before the SPECT/CT scan at 4 weeks and 10 weeks.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Treatment naive patients with histologically proven cancer of the head and neck
  • T4 primary tumor (all sites), N2 or N3 locoregional disease (all sites)
  • At least one measurable site of disease
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Karnofsky performance status > or = 70% or ECOG <2
  • Able to tolerate SPECT/CT imaging
  • Adequate bone marrow function
  • Adequate liver function
  • Adequate renal function
  • Written consent from patients
  • Female patients of childbearing potential must have a negative pregnancy test within 0-7 days prior to the first SPECT study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetics with insulin dependence or blood sugar levels >200 mg/dL prior to imaging
  • Patient weight above the SPECT/CT table weight limit
  • Pregnant and/or lactating female
  • Unequivocal demonstration of metastatic disease
  • Patients unwilling to or unable to comply with protocol
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01359267

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: Jonas De Souza, MD University of Chicago
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT01359267     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-0032
Study First Received: May 20, 2011
Last Updated: April 12, 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms processed this record on August 18, 2017