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Patients who have been treated successfully for bowel cancer (colorectal cancer) sometimes go on to develop nodules of disease in another part of the body. If this disease is found to be related to the original cancer it is called a metastasis. Some patients develop one or more metastases particularly in the lungs or the liver.
There is a growing trend to remove lung metastases with an operation, in the belief that this will help patients live longer, however there have not been any scientific studies to prove this. There is also very little published information about the side effects of this surgery and how it affects subsequent daily living. This is a feasibility study to determine whether it will be possible to conduct a large randomised controlled trial investigating the value of pulmonary metastasectomy (surgery to remove lung metastases) in patients who have been successfully treated for colorectal cancer. There is a two stage consent and randomisation process. Firstly, patients will be invited to consent to having a full range of investigations to assess their suitability for surgery. If found to be suitable, they will then be invited to consent to randomisation between active monitoring of their disease or active monitoring with pulmonary metastasectomy. Patients will be followed up regularly for 5 years to assess their disease status and to measure their quality of life and lung function.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Metastasectomy, Active monitoring
Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit
Not yet recruiting
University College, London
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:06:32-0400
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