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This is a clinical trial to compare two needles used in biopsy techniques to acquire tissue from pancreatic cancer. The hypothesis is that the tissue yield, as measured by tumor DNA and cellular material is superior for Flexible Needle Biopsy (FNB) compared with conventional Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA). Specifically, FNB will increase the proportion of cases in which sufficient DNA is obtained to allow genomic profiling and whole exome sequencing.
This is a single-blinded randomized controlled trial with paired evaluation of conventional FNA needle versus FNB needle stratified by lesion location (pancreas head tumor versus pancreas body/tail). A minimum of 4 passes ( 2 with each needle) will be performed from all the lesions. After each pass of needle, the on-site cytopathologists will evaluate the adequacy and the degree of the pathological changes in the obtained material. Based on the information provided by the onsite cytopathologists, the endosonographer will repeat the FNA until enough histological material is obtained to confirm a diagnosis. Patients will be assessed immediately after procedure and during the first 30 days with a follow-up.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Fine Needle Biopsy (FNB), Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA)
Enrolling by invitation
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-02-09T19:38:22-0500
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