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Methylation Level of SHOX2 in Endobronchial Ultrasound With Real-time Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for Lung Cancer Staging

This study has been completed.
Epigenomics, Inc
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kaid Darwiche, University Hospital, Essen Identifier:
First received: July 23, 2012
Last updated: October 24, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
A DNA hypermethylation of the gene locus SHOX2 can be frequently found in lung cancer tissue. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the assessment of the hypermethylation level of SHOX2 in specimens obtained by endosonographic guided bronchoscopy makes a contribution to lung cancer staging.

Condition Intervention
Lung Cancer With Mediastinal Lymph Node Involvement
Other: No intervention

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital, Essen:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Diagnostic Performance of SHOX2 [ Time Frame: one Year ]
    Diagnostic performance of SHOX2 methylation Level as biomarker for lung cancer compared to histologic evaluation of EBUS-TBNA specimen alone.

Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: February 2012
Study Completion Date: June 2014
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Lung cancer with lymph node involvement Other: No intervention


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with proven or suspcted lung cancer and enlarged mediastinal or hilar lymph nodes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinical diagnosis of lung cancer
  • enlarged mediastinal or hilar lymph nodes (>10 mm)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • clinical condition which excludes general anesthesia
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01653002

Ruhrlandklinik - Universitätsklinikum Essen
Essen, Germany, 45239
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Essen
Epigenomics, Inc
  More Information

Responsible Party: Kaid Darwiche, Dr. med. Kaid Darwiche, University Hospital, Essen Identifier: NCT01653002     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RLK-Epi-1
11-4921-BO ( Other Identifier: Ethical Review Board University Clinic Essen )
Study First Received: July 23, 2012
Last Updated: October 24, 2016

Keywords provided by University Hospital, Essen:
Lung cancer
shox2 protein, human

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017