Bethesda, Maryland 20892

  • Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific


RATIONALE: Evaluating patients for eligibility in clinical trials may help doctors plan more effective surgical treatment for patients who have cancer. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying patients to determine if they are eligible for surgery clinical trials.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: - Evaluate patient eligibility for participation in NCI Surgery Branch protocols. - Permit standard therapy for patients ineligible for active Surgery Branch protocols who present novel or unique clinical training opportunity or conditions requiring immediate intervention in order to avoid compromising patient's health. OUTLINE: Patients undergo various diagnostic procedures and clinical testing to determine protocol eligibility. The testing and procedures may include HLA blood typing, hepatitis screen, HIV serology, fine-needle aspiration, open incisional or excisional biopsies, leukapheresis, arteriogram, laparoscopy, various nuclear medicine and imaging scans with or without contrast dye, or pulmonary function tests. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 5,000 patients will be accrued for this study within 5 years.


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Biopsy proven or suspected malignant disease PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - 16 and over Performance status: - Not specified Life expectancy: - Not specified Hematopoietic: - Not specified Hepatic: - Not specified Renal: - Not specified PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - Not specified Chemotherapy - Not specified Endocrine therapy - Not specified Radiotherapy - Not specified Surgery - Not specified Other - No concurrent therapy unless ineligible for Surgery Branch protocol and standard therapy deemed to be in best interest of patient and suitable for training needs of Surgery Branch staff



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD
NCI - Surgery Branch

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Bethesda, Maryland 20892
United States

Clinical Trials Office - Warren Grant Magnusen Clinical Center
Phone: 888-NCI-1937

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: November 27, 2022

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