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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107


Purpose:

Determine if the addition of an intraoperative ethanol celiac plexus neurolysis (alcohol block) in patients undergoing surgical intervention for pancreatic cancer will result in a decrease in cancer associated pain


Study summary:

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer related death in the United States and is usually fatal. Surgery provides the only chance for long-term survival. Pain is a significant, often difficult to control component of survivorship for many who succumb to this disease. The purpose of this trial is to evaluate the effect of ethanol celiac plexus neurolysis (alcohol nerve block) in patients undergoing surgical intervention for pancreatic cancer. Patients undergoing surgery for pancreatic cancer will be enrolled in a prospective randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical trial. This protocol is designed to definitively determine the role of ethanol celiac plexus neurolysis as a simple addition to the surgical management of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and help define the standard of care for cancer associated pain management in this disease.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Preoperative imaging indicates possibility of resectable pancreatic cancer - Intraoperative biopsy histologically confirming pancreatic adenocarcinoma Exclusion Criteria:


NCT ID:

NCT00806611


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Harish Lavu, MD
Thomas Jefferson University


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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