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Efficacy of Gamma Camera Used Intraoperatively for ID of Sentinel Lymph Nodes w/ Lymphoscintigraphy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2011 by Stanford University.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
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First received: March 11, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2011
History: No changes posted
Lymphoscintigraphy is an accepted and commonly performed procedure used for staging of certain cancers, especially melanoma and breast cancer. It involves injecting a small amount of radioactivity under the skin in order to identify lymph nodes which should be biopsied (i.e., the "sentinel node") to determine if cancer has spread. Our objective is to evaluate the potential benefit of a new, camera-based technology which allows actual images to be obtained intraoperatively in the identification of sentinel nodes.

Condition Intervention
Multiple Myeloma Device: Handheld Gamma Camera

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Efficacy of a Novel, High-Sensitivity, Portable, Hand-Held Gamma Camera Used Intraoperatively for Identification of Sentinel Lymph Nodes With Lymphoscintigraphy

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Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Ability of the gamma camera to identify the sentinel lymph nodes identified by the gamma probe. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: June 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Device: Handheld Gamma Camera
    Hand-held, portable, intraoperative gamma camera

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

Inclusion Criteria:3.1.1 Melanoma of the head and neck for which lymphoscintigraphy and sentinel lymph node biopsy are recommended as a standard of care

3.1.2 Prior therapy has no impact on eligibility as long as sentinel lymph node biopsy is indicated

3.1.4 Adults age 18 or greater.

3.1.5 No life expectancy restrictions.

3.1.6 The patients must be healthy enough for surgery

3.1.8 Patients must be able to understand and the willing to sign a written informed consent document.

Exclusion Criteria:3.2.1 No therapy restrictions.

3.2.2 No restrictions on use of other Investigational Agents.

3.2.3 No exclusion requirements due to co-morbid disease or incurrent illness.

3.2.4 Patients will be excluded if they have a documented allergy to colloid.

3.2.5 There are no known exclusion criteria relating to concomitant medications or substances that have the potential to affect the activity or pharmacokinetics of the study agent.

3.2.6 No other agent-specific exclusion criteria.

3.2.7 Pregnant and nursing patients will be excluded if lymphoscintigraphy is felt to be too high risk.

3.2.8 Cancer survivors and those who are HIV-positive will not be excluded from the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01314963

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Dr Craig Levin Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Mike Yao MD Stanford University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mike Yao MD, Stanford University School of Medicine Identifier: NCT01314963     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SU-03092011-7560
MEL0004 ( Other Identifier: Stanford University )
Study First Received: March 11, 2011
Last Updated: March 11, 2011

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases processed this record on August 17, 2017