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Esophagoscopy in Evaluating Treatment in Patients With Stage I-IV Head and Neck Cancer Who Are Undergoing Radiation Therapy and/or Chemotherapy

2014-08-27 03:12:09 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Comparing results of diagnostic procedures, such as esophagoscopy, done before and after radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying esophagoscopy in evaluating treatment in patients with stage I-IV head and neck cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.

Description

OBJECTIVES:

I. To assess the prevalence of esophageal pathology (any esophageal abnormality, specifically: esophagitis, stricture/web, infections, neoplasms) as identified by esophagoscopy in patients with HNCA before and 3 months following primary radiation and/or chemotherapy.

II. To assess the changes in self-reported dysphagia symptoms as measured by the Eating Assessment Tool.

OUTLINE:

Patients undergo transnasal esophagoscopy at baseline and 3 months following completion of radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Stage I Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity

Intervention

endoscopic procedure, questionnaire administration

Location

Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
United States
27157

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Wake Forest University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:09-0400

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