This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition colon polyps
Treatment endoscopic mucosal resection
Sponsor Northwestern University
Collaborator University of Colorado, Denver
Start date August 2014
End date August 2019
Trial size 1500 participants
Trial identifier NCT02782793, STU00095441


A prospective outcomes study in patients referred for endoscopic mucosal resection of complex colon polyps.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Observational model cohort
Time perspective prospective
endoscopic mucosal resection

Primary Outcomes

Endoscopic and clinical factors which predict failure of resection of large colon polyps
time frame: 5 year follow up

Secondary Outcomes

Efficacy (%) of Endoscopic resection for large colon polyps
time frame: 5 year follow up
Factors which predict recurrence of adenoma after large polyp resection
time frame: 5 year follow up

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 90 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - All patients referred to each of the participating tertiary care centers for endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) Exclusion Criteria: - Does not meet inclusion criteria

Additional Information

Official title Predictors of Unsuccessful Endoscopic Mucosal Resection of Complex Colon Polyps: "You Can Look But You Can't Touch"
Description Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. The number of these deaths has significantly decreased due to screening colonoscopies. A colonoscopy is a procedure in which a physician examines the rectum and large intestines for abnormalities through the use of a specialized camera called an endoscope. Colonoscopies decrease the mortality associated with colon cancer through two main ways: by detecting and removing pre-cancerous lesions called polyps; and by detecting colon cancer at earlier stage, when therapies can still be effective at treating or removing the cancer. Most colon polyps are small and can be completely removed during a standard colonoscopy. However, there is a growing awareness amongst endoscopists of polyps that are too large or inaccessible to be safely removed during a routine colonoscopy. Previously, these lesions required surgery for removal of the affected part of the colon. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests these more complex colon polyps can be entirely removed endoscopically through a procedure called endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), thereby avoiding costly and debilitating surgery. Given that it is a novel procedure, it is only available at specialized care centers. EMR is a procedure identical to a colonoscopy, with more steps involved in the lifting and removal of complex polyps. As many as 80-90% of complex polyps can be successfully removed with EMR. However, it has been noted that removal of the polyp in pieces, rather than as a whole can result in a 20-30% recurrence rate at the resection site. Any manipulation of the polyp prior to EMR may impair the ability to fully remove the lesion. Some factors that have previously been suggested to increase the difficulty of EMR include previous dye injections, removal attempts, and polyp sampling. However, the true impact of previous manipulations of CCPs remains unclear. This study aims to be one of the largest prospective, multi-centered studies investigating factors that predict the failure of EMR in the removal of complex colon polyps.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Northwestern University.