The Suitability of Sniff Dog as a Tool in Screening Tumors
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02049645|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 30, 2014
Last Update Posted : July 25, 2017
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||4000 participants|
|Official Title:||The Suitability of Sniff Dog as a Tool in Screening Tumors-- a Prospective Observational Study|
|Study Start Date :||January 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 2017|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 2019|
faculty staff and their adult family members
faculties and their adult family members of the Third Xiang-Ya Hospital
- Sensitivity and specificity in screening cancer patients [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]The results that obtained from the dogs will be compared with these of the pathological examinations. Sensitivity = the No. of patients identified by the dogs as cancers / the No. of patients suffering from cancer confirmed by pathological examination. Specificity = No. of subjects signaled by the dog as non-cancers / No. of subjects confirmed by pathological examination or the currently used methods as non-cancer subjects or at the end of the study, 5 years later still without cancer.
- Behavior patterns of sniff dogs to different diseases [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]The behavior (lying before the tank for positive, neglecting the tanks) of the dog will be recorded and compared with the results of the pathological examination.
- The substances used by the sniff dogs to identifying tumors [ Time Frame: up to 5 years ]GCMS etc will be used to compare the volatile compounds between the sera from cancers patients and the from normal subjects, the suspected VOCs will be tested by the dog for conformation.
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
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|Contact: Chang-Qing Gao, MD PhD||86 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Ya-Qin Wang, MD PhD||86 email@example.com|
|The Third Xiang-Ya Hospital||Recruiting|
|Changsha, Hunan, China, 410013|
|Contact: Chang-Qing Gao, MD PhD 86 139 7498 1039 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Ya-Qin Wang, MD PhD 152 7481 0930 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Chang-Qing Gao, MD PhD||Central South University|