Expired Study
This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. If you would like to find active studies please search for clinical trials.

Boston, Massachusetts 02114


The purpose of this study is to determine the difference of skin carotenoid levels between subjects with previous squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), subjects with previous basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and a control group.

Study summary:

There has been experimental and clinical research evaluating association of different carotenoids and incidence of malignancies, including Non- Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC). An easy and inexpensive way to determine which subjects would benefit from supplementation with carotenoids or retinoids could be the measurement of skin carotenoid levels.The least invasive way to perform it is through Raman spectroscopy which is a technique that uses a laser light that can be used to quantify carotenoids on the skin. We will compare the skin carotenoid levels of subjects with previous history of SCC or BCC and subjects without history of previous NMSC.


Inclusion Criteria: - Subjects between 50 and 75 years old without history of previous SCC or BCC. - Fitzpatrick skin types I-IV. - Willing and able to understand and sign informed consent. - Able to complete study and comply with study procedures Exclusion Criteria: - Regular ingestion of supplements containing carotenoids or vitamin A in the past 4 weeks. - Use of topical retinoids in the past 4 weeks. - Treatment with systemic retinoids in the past 6 months. - Dermatologic conditions that require the use of interfering topical or systemic therapy or that might interfere with study assessments such as, but not limited to, palmar psoriasis, hand dermatitis or palmo-plantar keratoderma. - Previous history of psoriasis. - Clinically significant abnormal findings or conditions, which might, in the opinion of the Principal Investigator, interfere with study evaluations or pose a risk to subject safety during the study. - Subjects who are known to be pregnant or planning a pregnancy.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Alexandra B Kimball, MD, MPH
Massachusetts General Hospital

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02114
United States

There is no listed contact information for this specific location.

Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

Modifications to this listing: Only selected fields are shown, please use the link below to view all information about this clinical trial.

Click to view Full Listing

This study is not currently recruiting Study Participants on ClinicalConnection.com. The form below is not enabled.