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Miami, Florida 33136


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the treatment effect, depth of injury, and side effects using technology involving the spray of liquid nitrogen through a catheter (CryoSpray AblationTM, "CSA" or "cryospray therapy") onto healthy tissue via esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) using surgical resection specimens from subjects undergoing esophagectomy.

Study summary:

The proposed study is a single center study consisting of no more than 10 subjects who are undergoing scheduled esophagectomy for reasons unrelated to the study. Subjects will be divided into 2 Groups in a sequential fashion based on the time of enrollment (Subject 1 in Group1, Subject 2 in Group 2, Subject 3 in Group1, Subject 4 in Group 2, etc). Potential study subjects will be referred from clinical practice. After entry into the study with written informed consent, subjects will be scheduled for the EGD with cryospray ablation treatment 7 days prior to the expected esophagectomy date. All subjects will receive narcotic analgesics to control symptoms. Endpoints related to pathology will be assessed by two independent reviewers, one from the Institution's Department of Pathology, and one from an independent Pathology lab chosen by the sponsor. The reviewers will evaluate the pathology slides to assess maximal extent of depth of injury, side effects, and pathological changes associated with CSA. All reviewers will be blinded to the treatment conditions of the specimens.


Inclusion Criteria: - Age 18 years of age - Esophagectomy planned based on clinical situation not related to this study. - Deemed operable based on institutional criteria. Exclusion Criteria: - Pregnant - Esophageal stricture preventing passage of endoscope or catheter. - Known history of unresolved drug or alcohol dependency that would limit ability to comprehend or follow instructions related to informed consent, post-treatment instructions, or follow-up guidelines. - Refusal or inability to give consent. - Concurrent chemotherapy. - Prior or concurrent endoscopic ablation therapy within 4 cm from the CSA treatment area including, but not limited to, cryospray therapy, laser treatment, photodynamic therapy, multi-polar electro coagulation, endoscopic mucosal resection, radiofrequency ablation, or argon plasma coagulation. - Prior radiation therapy which involved the esophagus.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Afonso Ribeiro, M.D.
University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Location Contact:

Miami, Florida 33136
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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