Radiofrequency Ablation of Tumors
Background: This prospective study was designed to be the first to evaluate the toxicity of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients with recurrent pediatric solid tumors.
Methods: From 2003 through 2006, we conducted a phase I, IRB-approved study of RFA for recurrent solid tumors. A multidisciplinary cancer management team selected appropriate candidates for the study. Imaging-guided RFA was performed percutaneously. Response was assessed at 3 months. Repeat RFA was performed for some incompletely ablated or new lesions.
|Primary Tumors Metastatic Tumors||Procedure: Radiofrequency Tumor Ablation||Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Radiofrequency Ablation of Tumors (RFA) A Phase I Study|
- To determine the safety of RFA in patients with childhood acquired tumors [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Procedure: Radiofrequency Tumor Ablation
Radiofrequency tumor ablation (RFA) is an imaging guided percutaneous or intra-operative procedure that uses a probe on the end of a sharp needle that is inserted directly into the tumor. The tumor is ablated by heating the probe (using electrical current alternating at radio frequency) which raises the temperature of the tumor potentially causing irreversible cell death.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00705497
|United States, Tennessee|
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
|Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105|
|Principal Investigator:||Matthew Krasin, MD||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|