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Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157


Brief Summary: RATIONALE: Comparing results of diagnostic procedures, such as esophagoscopy, done before and after radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy may help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying esophagoscopy in evaluating treatment in patients with stage I-IV head and neck cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.

Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. To assess the prevalence of esophageal pathology (any esophageal abnormality, specifically: esophagitis, stricture/web, infections, neoplasms) as identified by esophagoscopy in patients with HNCA before and 3 months following primary radiation and/or chemotherapy. II. To assess the changes in self-reported dysphagia symptoms as measured by the Eating Assessment Tool. OUTLINE: Patients undergo transnasal esophagoscopy at baseline and 3 months following completion of radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.


Inclusion - Written informed consent must be obtained from all participants prior to beginning therapy; participants should have the ability to understand and be willing to sign a written informed consent document - Primary diagnosis of head and neck carcinoma (oral, hypopharyngeal, laryngeal) - Stage I-IV, undergoing treatment with radiation therapy +/- chemotherapy Exclusion - Medical history of esophageal dysfunction - Pregnant women are not excluded from participation



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Catherine Rees
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

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Location Contact:

Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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