Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Patients Suspected of Having Lung Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00005071
First received: April 6, 2000
Last updated: November 5, 2013
Last verified: June 2007
  Purpose

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures and treatment-planning systems may affect outcome in patients suspected of having lung cancer.

PURPOSE: Randomized diagnostic trial to compare the effectiveness of two types of diagnostic and treatment-planning systems in patients who are suspected of having lung cancer.


Condition Intervention
Lung Cancer
Procedure: biopsy
Procedure: bronchoscopy
Procedure: computed tomography
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Pilot Study Leading to a Randomized Trial Comparing Outcomes in Patients With Suspected Lung Cancer Investigated in the Conventional Locally (LO) Based (BA) Chest Clinic Compared With a Centralized 2 Stop Pathway (LOBA 2STOP)

Resource links provided by NLM:


Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: October 1998
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the survival rate of patients with suspected lung cancer when diagnosed and managed using the conventional locally based approach versus a new centralized system using a 2 stop diagnosis. II. Compare the resection rate in both diagnostic arms. III. Assess the quality of service given in both diagnostic arms.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized study. Patients present to a general practitioner where they are referred to the local chest clinic. Patients are seen by the chest physician and, if deemed eligible, are randomized between 2 diagnostic arms. Arm I (Conventional Locally Based Diagnosis): Patients undergo bronchoscopy and CT scan as appropriate, and then are discussed or referred by individual chest physicians, as is the current practice. The optimal period for diagnosis and discussion of management plans is 6 weeks. Arm II (Centralized 2 Stop Diagnosis): Patients undergo CT scan the following Monday morning. The consultant radiologist advises the most appropriate diagnostic test (e.g., bronchoscopy or percutaneous needle biopsy) to be done that same Monday. A tissue diagnosis is available Thursday morning for the multidisciplinary meeting attended by the chest physician, medical and clinical oncologists, and a surgeon, and the patient treatment plan is decided. Quality of life is assessed at baseline and at 6 weeks. Patients are followed for 2 years.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 252-315 patients will be accrued for this study within 2 years.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: Possible diagnosis of lung cancer Fit enough for bronchoscopy and CT scan

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: Not specified Performance status: Not specified Life expectancy: Not specified Hematopoietic: Not specified Hepatic: Not specified Renal: Not specified

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Not specified

  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00005071

Locations
United Kingdom
Royal Marsden Hospital
Sutton, England, United Kingdom, SM2 5PT
Sponsors and Collaborators
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Investigators
Study Chair: Mary O'Brien, MD Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00005071     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000067676, RMNHS-PATHWAY, EU-99039
Study First Received: April 6, 2000
Last Updated: November 5, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
stage I non-small cell lung cancer
stage II non-small cell lung cancer
limited stage small cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 26, 2014