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Sacramento, California 95817


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of esophageal pathology in asymptomatic patients with a history of head and neck cancer.


Study summary:

There are certain factors (i.e. alcohol, tobacco, decreased saliva production from radiation) that predispose patients with a history of head and neck cancer to have esophageal disease. Often, in the initial stages of the disease, patients do not have symptoms. However, the early detection of precancerous lesions or small cancers improves patients' chances of being cured. There is no direct data supporting the practice of screening patients with a history of head and neck cancer after treatment for esophageal disease if they are not experiencing symptoms. However, many argue that screening endoscopy is justified in high risk patients to detect early esophageal cancer or dysplasia at a curable state. We are, therefore, performing this study to determine the value of endoscopic screening of the esophagus after treatment for head and neck cancer in patients without symptoms.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Head and neck cancer patients that are six months post treatment and asymptomatic for esophageal disease. Exclusion Criteria: - None if meets the inclusion criteria.


NCT ID:

NCT00583934


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Gregory Farwell, MD
University of California, Davis


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Sacramento, California 95817
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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