This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition colorectal cancer
Treatments isosulfan blue, polymerase chain reaction, diagnostic laboratory biomarker analysis, immunohistochemistry staining method, diagnostic lymphadenectomy, therapeutic conventional surgery, therapeutic lymphadenectomy
Phase phase 2
Sponsor John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's Health Center
Collaborator National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date March 2004
End date November 2007
Trial size 225 participants
Trial identifier NCT00625625, CDR0000586464, JWCI-GULS-CRCSLN-0104


RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as lymph node mapping during surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy, may help doctors find micrometastases and predict cancer recurrence.

PURPOSE: This phase II trial is studying how well lymph node mapping during surgery together with sentinel lymph node analysis and blood testing work in detecting and predicting early micrometastases in patients with colorectal cancer.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose diagnostic

Primary Outcomes

Sensitivity and accuracy of lymphatic mapping in colorectal cancer
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Overall survival
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Disease-free survival
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Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Diagnosis of colorectal cancer as detected by proctosigmoidoscopy, flexible endoscopy, or gastrografin/barium enema - No evidence of distant metastases by CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis AND chest x-ray or CT scan of the chest performed within 6 weeks prior to enrollment - Preoperative CT scans and testing showing non-specific or non-diagnostic (equivocal) abnormalities may be eligible pending intraoperative exploration - No discovery of distant metastases intra-operatively PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: - ECOG performance status (PS) or Zubrod PS equal to 2 - Life expectancy > 5 years not including the disease/diagnosis of colorectal cancer - Not pregnant or nursing - Negative pregnancy test - Fertile patients must use effective contraception - No requirement for emergent surgery (within 2 hours of presentation) to prevent a life-threatening situation or death including: - Perforated colon - Metabolically significant complete bowel obstruction - Massive GI bleeding - Occult bleeding or early or partial bowel obstruction not requiring emergent surgery allowed - No history of Crohn disease, chronic ulcerative colitis, or familial polyposis - No other malignancy within the past 3 years except for completely resected cervical cancer, skin cancer, or in situ cancer PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: - See Disease Characteristics - See Patient Characteristics - No concurrent participation in another research protocol - Participation during follow up allowed

Additional Information

Official title Ultrastaging of Early Cancer of the Large Bowel Using Intraoperative Lymphatic Mapping, Sentinel Node Analysis and Blood Testing
Description OBJECTIVES: - To determine the accuracy and sensitivity of intraoperative lymph node mapping with isosulfan blue and sentinal node biopsy (SLN) in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). - To compare molecular and immunohistochemical methods for detection of micrometastases in the SLN and primary tumor and evaluate the clinical outcome. - To evaluate the clinicopathological utility of hematogenous micrometastases in predicting disease recurrence in CRC. OUTLINE: Patients receive isosulfan blue subserosally around the primary tumor for sentinel lymph node (SLN) identification and SLN(s) are marked. Patients undergo a standard colon resection as planned to include the SLN(s) and regional lymph nodes. Lymph nodes removed during surgery are analyzed within 30 days after surgery. Routine pathologic analysis (H&E) are performed on all lymph nodes (SLN and non-SLN) removed. Immunohistochemical (IHC) staining for cytokeratin antibodies AE-1/AE-3 or MAK-6 are performed on all lymph nodes negative by H&E. Multimarker PCR (MM PCR) are performed on all SLNs. Blood samples are collected at baseline and then periodically for 4 years for MM PCR to detect circulating tumor cells and standard tumor markers (e.g., CEA). After surgery, patients are followed every 6 months for 4 years.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in September 2013.
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