Head and Neck Cancer Screening and Serum Repository
Head and Neck Squaumous Cell Cancer(HNSCC) is the 6th most common cancer in the United States and the 3rd most common worldwide. Risk factors include abuse to tobacco and alcohol. Survival is related to stage of HNSCC when treatment is sought. Most HNSCC patients present with advanced staged disease. This screening activity will educate patients with HNSCC rick factors and screen for pre malignant and/or early staged lesions.
Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Head and Neck Cancer Screening and Serum Repository|
|Study Start Date:||March 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Otolaryngology staff memebers and residents will perform head and neck examinations upon participants after the participant has completed their questionnaire and had the opportunity to partcipate in the research portion by having blood drawn. A suspicious head and neck examination will be considered abnormal, and further recommendations for follow-up will be made. Participants will be provided with a list of practicing head and neck surgeons within the state of Arkansas.
|United States, Arkansas|
|University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences|
|Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205|
|Principal Investigator:||Brendan Stack, MD||University of Arkansas|