Comparing Methods to Biopsy Pancreas Mass

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2012 by Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Linda S. Lee, Brigham and Women's Hospital Identifier:
First received: August 9, 2012
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2012
History: No changes posted

This study will examine whether there is any difference in diagnostic yield from doing endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsies of pancreas masses with a cytologist present during the procedure or without one present.

Condition Intervention
Pancreas Mass Diagnostic Yield
Procedure: Cytologist present

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Further study details as provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • diagnostic yield [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 140
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
cytologist present
cytologist present
Procedure: Cytologist present
no cytologist
no cytologist present
Procedure: Cytologist present


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult
  • pancreas mass

Exclusion Criteria:

  • coagulopathy
  • mass approachable by endoscopic ultrasound biopsy
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01663493

Contact: Linda S Lee, MD 617-732-7429

United States, Massachusetts
Brigham and Women's Hospital Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Brigham and Women's Hospital
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Linda S. Lee, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital Identifier: NCT01663493     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012-P-000955/1
Study First Received: August 9, 2012
Last Updated: August 9, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on October 09, 2015