Trial ID or NCT#

NCT00568490

Status

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify and confirm new blood and tissue markers for prognosis and tumor hypoxia. Tumor hypoxia, or the condition of low oxygen in the tumor, has been shown to increase the risk of tumor spread and enhance tumor resistance to the standard treatment of radiation and chemotherapy in head and neck and lung cancers. We have recently identified several proteins or markers in the blood and in tumors (including osteopontin, lysyl oxidase, macrophage inhibiting factor and proteomic technology) in the laboratory that may be able to identify tumors with low oxygen levels or more aggressive behaving tumors.

Official Title

Identification of Secreted Markers for Tumor Hypoxia in Patients With Head and Neck or Lung Cancers

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Investigator(s)

Quynh-Thu Le, MD
Quynh-Thu Le, MD
Radiation oncologist
Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (OHNS)
John B. Sunwoo
John B. Sunwoo
Thyroid and parathyroid surgeon, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Head and neck surgical oncologist, Head and neck surgeon, Endocrine surgeon, Surgical oncologist, Dermato-oncology specialist
Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Dermatology
Harlan Pinto
Harlan Pinto
Medical oncologist, Head and neck specialist
Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Billy W Loo, Jr, MD PhD FASTRO FACR
Billy W Loo, Jr, MD PhD FASTRO FACR
Radiation oncologist, Thoracic specialist
Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

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CONTACT

Rachel Freiberg
(650) 725-0438