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Exhaled Breath Biomarkers in Lung Cancer

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Verified February 2012 by Sheba Medical Center
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First received: May 3, 2011
Last updated: February 28, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

Analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) is a new attractive non-invasive field in medical diagnostics. These VOCs can be detected via the exhaled breath.

Together with Prof Haick group at the Technion Inst (Israel), the investigators data shows that there is a relation between the VOCs patterns of NSCLC and control cell lines and equivalent states in exhaled breath. The investigators demonstrated that there is a clear discrimination between the lung cancer and the healthy clusters . The investigators also analyzed the headspace of NSCLC and SCLC cell lines and the investigators could discriminate significantly between SCLC versus NSCLC based on their VOCs patterns. This analysis allowed us to identify the specific VOCs consumed or omitted by cancerous cells. Therefore, a non-invasive and highly sensitive test would be extremely valuable for the classification and early screening of lung cancer and for targeted therapy. In this study, the investigators will monitor the VOC pattern of patients with lung cancer as well as high risk cohort and patients under risk/evaluation for lung cancer. Likewise the investigators will monitor pts under and after therapy. In addition, the investigators will compare teh breath signature to other biomarkers of lung cancer, like circulating tumor cells and others.

Lung Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Early Detection of Lung Cancer - Exhaled Breath Nano-Analysis

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Further study details as provided by Sheba Medical Center:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
exhaled breath and CTC and biomarkers

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: June 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer after therapy
COPD controls

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 95 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Lung cancer patients vs. post therapy vs. COPD controls

Inclusion Criteria

  • A diagnosis of lung cancer, regardless of histology.
  • A suspicious for lung cancer under investigation.
  • Able and willing to participate in this study
  • Availability of a signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

  • Inability to comply with study and/or follow up procedure
  • Inclusion of Women and Minorities
  • Both men and women and members of all races and ethnic groups are eligible for this study.
  • Criteria for discontinuation
  • Subjects may be discontinued from study treatment and assessments at any time.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01386203

Contact: Nir Peled, MD PhD

Sheba Medical Center Recruiting
Tel Hashomer, Israel
Contact: Nir Peled   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sheba Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Nir Peled, MD PhD FCCP Sheba Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Sheba Medical Center Identifier: NCT01386203     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SHEBA-11-8663-NP-CTIL
Study First Received: May 3, 2011
Last Updated: February 28, 2012

Keywords provided by Sheba Medical Center:
lung cancer
early detection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on August 23, 2017