This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition multiple myeloma
Treatment handheld gamma camera
Sponsor Stanford University
Start date June 2008
End date April 2011
Trial size 100 participants
Trial identifier NCT01314963, MEL0004, SU-03092011-7560


Lymphoscintigraphy is an accepted and commonly performed procedure used for staging of certain cancers, especially melanoma and breast cancer. It involves injecting a small amount of radioactivity under the skin in order to identify lymph nodes which should be biopsied (i.e., the "sentinel node") to determine if cancer has spread. Our objective is to evaluate the potential benefit of a new, camera-based technology which allows actual images to be obtained intraoperatively in the identification of sentinel nodes.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose diagnostic

Primary Outcomes

Ability of the gamma camera to identify the sentinel lymph nodes identified by the gamma probe.
time frame: 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria:3.1.1 Melanoma of the head and neck for which lymphoscintigraphy and sentinel lymph node biopsy are recommended as a standard of care 3.1.2 Prior therapy has no impact on eligibility as long as sentinel lymph node biopsy is indicated 3.1.4 Adults age 18 or greater. 3.1.5 No life expectancy restrictions. 3.1.6 The patients must be healthy enough for surgery 3.1.8 Patients must be able to understand and the willing to sign a written informed consent document. Exclusion Criteria:3.2.1 No therapy restrictions. 3.2.2 No restrictions on use of other Investigational Agents. 3.2.3 No exclusion requirements due to co-morbid disease or incurrent illness. 3.2.4 Patients will be excluded if they have a documented allergy to colloid. 3.2.5 There are no known exclusion criteria relating to concomitant medications or substances that have the potential to affect the activity or pharmacokinetics of the study agent. 3.2.6 No other agent-specific exclusion criteria. 3.2.7 Pregnant and nursing patients will be excluded if lymphoscintigraphy is felt to be too high risk. 3.2.8 Cancer survivors and those who are HIV-positive will not be excluded from the study.

Additional Information

Official title Efficacy of a Novel, High-Sensitivity, Portable, Hand-Held Gamma Camera Used Intraoperatively for Identification of Sentinel Lymph Nodes With Lymphoscintigraphy
Principal investigator Dr Craig Levin
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in March 2011.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Stanford University.