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Rapid Gastric and Pancreas Cancer Staging Utilizing Peritoneal Lavage

14:53 EDT 29th July 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is being done to develop a new method that can rapidly stage patients with gastric cancer. Staging means finding out what is the extent of the cancer in a patient's body.

Currently before patients have the surgery to remove their cancer, a surgical exam is done in the operating room to see if their cancer has spread. A thin tube-like instrument with lens and a light is placed into the abdomen. This is done by making small cuts into the body. This exam is called a diagnostic laparoscopy. If cancer spread is not seen, fluid is put into the abdomen and then taken out. This is called "lavage" or washing. The fluid is then looked at in a laboratory. If the fluid contains cancer cells surgery is often delayed.

The investigators are testing a new method to put the fluid into the abdomen. It is called percutaneous lavage. Percutaneous means "through the skin". A needle is put through the skin into the abdomen. Tubing is then placed over the needle so that fluid can be put into the abdomen and then taken out. The fluid is then looked at in a laboratory. The investigators want to see if the two methods are equal because if they are equal, in the future, patients may be able to have this procedure done outside of the operating room.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Gastric Cancer

Intervention

Diagnostic peritoneal lavage

Location

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York
New York
United States
10065

Status

Recruiting

Source

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Clinical Trials [992 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Detection of Peritoneal Micrometastasis in Gastric and Pancreatic Cancer in Peritoneal Wash Samples

We are undertaking a study of patients with gastric or pancreatic cancer. A common place for cancer to return after surgery for gastric or pancreatic cancer is the inside lining of the abd...

HDUPE 2004: Gastro-Oesophageal Haemorrhage in Emergency : Gastric Préparation to Endoscopy

Gastric lavage is usually used for gastric preparation before endoscopy in patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. However, the benefit-risk balance of putting a nasogastric tube in...

A Study of 5-FU Versus MTX+5-FU in Gastric Cancer With Peritoneal Metastasis

To develop effective chemotherapy regimen against gastric cancer with peritoneal metastasis

Effect of Gastric Lavage in Preventing Feeding Problems in Babies Born With Meconium Stained Amniotic Fluid

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the role of gastric lavage in preventing feeding problems in babies born through meconium stained amniotic fluid. It is a routine practice in many h...

Nipple Aspiration, Ductal Lavage, and Duct Endoscopy For Diagnostic Assessment in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as nipple aspiration, ductal lavage, and breast duct endoscopy, may help doctors detect and assess breast cancer cells early and plan more effective...

PubMed Articles [19574 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Test execution variation in peritoneal lavage cytology could be related to poor diagnostic accuracy and stage migration in patients with gastric cancer.

Peritoneal lavage cytology is part of the routine staging workup for patients with advanced gastric cancer. However, no quality assurance study has been conducted to show variations or biases in perit...

The clinical importance of a transcription reverse-transcription concerted (TRC) diagnosis using peritoneal lavage fluids in gastric cancer with clinical serosal invasion: A prospective, multicenter study.

We have developed a novel molecular method of diagnosis using the technique of transcriptase-reverse transcriptase concerted reaction (TRC) for the detection of cancer micrometastasis. This study pros...

Molecular targeting therapy using bevacizumab for peritoneal metastasis from gastric cancer.

To clarify the significance of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in peritoneal metastasis from gastric cancer, using the gastric cancer cell line MKN-45 compared with the high potential perito...

Conventional cytology is not beneficial for predicting peritoneal recurrence after curative surgery for gastric cancer: results of a prospective clinical study.

The role of peritoneal washing cytology in determining further treatment strategies after surgery for gastric cancer remains unclear. One reason for this is the fact that optimal procedures to increas...

Prognostic impact of expression and methylation status of DENN/MADD domain-containing protein 2D in gastric cancer.

Patients with advanced gastric cancer (GC) have an adverse prognosis even after curative resection. Development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for GC is urgently required.

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Washing out of the peritoneal cavity. The procedure is a diagnostic as well as a therapeutic technique following abdominal trauma or inflammation.

That portion of the stomach remaining after gastric surgery, usually gastrectomy or gastroenterostomy for cancer of the stomach or peptic ulcer. It is a common site of cancer referred to as stump cancer or carcinoma of the gastric stump.

A proto-oncogene protein and member of the Wnt family of proteins. It is frequently up-regulated in human GASTRIC CANCER and is a tumor marker (TUMOR MARKERS, BIOLOGICAL) of gastric and COLORECTAL CANCER.

Washing out of the lungs with saline or mucolytic agents for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It is very useful in the diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in immunosuppressed patients.

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