PET and CT Scans to Evaluate Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Melanoma

This study has been completed.
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Collaborator:
Information provided by:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00004152
First received: December 10, 1999
Last updated: January 15, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures may improve the ability to detect metastatic melanoma and to determine the extent of disease.

PURPOSE: Phase II trial to evaluate the effectiveness of PET and CT scans to detect metastatic disease in patients who have stage III or stage IV melanoma.


Condition Intervention Phase
Melanoma (Skin)
Drug: iodinated contrast dye
Procedure: computed tomography
Procedure: positron emission tomography
Radiation: fludeoxyglucose F 18
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Compare 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanning in Addition to CT Scanning With CT Scanning Alone in the Pre-Operative Evaluation of Patients With Stage III and IV Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:

Study Start Date: February 1999
Primary Completion Date: December 2002 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of fludeoxyglucose F 18 (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in detecting metastatic disease in patients with stage III or IV melanoma considered for operative management based on the currently accepted diagnostic work up including CT imaging. II. Determine how often the clinical management of these patients is altered based on FDG PET imaging findings in addition to CT scan results.

OUTLINE: Patients are required to fast for a minimum of 6 hours prior to positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. Fludeoxyglucose F 18 (FDG) is administered IV over 15 minutes followed 50-60 minutes later by whole body PET imaging. Iodinated contrast dye is administered by IV injection and by mouth followed by CT imaging of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis within 2 weeks of PET imaging. Whole body FDG PET imaging and CT imaging of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis are repeated at 6 months. Initial positive PET or CT imaging results are verified based on surgical and/or biopsy findings or clinical follow-up.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 100 patients will be accrued for this study within 2.5 years.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Histologically proven melanoma considered for operative management with 1 of the following: Deep primary melanoma (greater than 4 mm, stage IIIA) Regional nodal disease (stage IIIB) Locally or regionally recurrent disease of an extremity considered for operative resection or isolated limb perfusion with curative intent Systemic disease considered for curative resection (stage IV)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 18 and over Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified Other: Not pregnant or nursing Fertile patients must use effective contraception Able to fast for 6 hours Able to lie still for positron emission tomography imaging No second malignancy except previously treated nonmelanomatous skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix No active infection No inflammatory disease (sarcoidosis or rheumatoid arthritis) No allergy to shellfish or contrast dye used for CT imaging

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00004152

Locations
United States, New York
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Investigators
Study Chair: Mary S. Brady, MD Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004152     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 99-004, MSKCC-99004, NCI-G99-1619
Study First Received: December 10, 1999
Last Updated: January 15, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center:
stage III melanoma
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Radiopharmaceuticals
Diagnostic Uses of Chemicals
Pharmacologic Actions
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

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