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Predictive Factors of Clinical, Laboratory and Imaging Findings Routinely Used in Diagnosing Thyroid Cancer (TIR-2009-01)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01074684
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2015 by National Cancer Institute, Naples.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : February 24, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 30, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cancer Institute, Naples

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to describe the correlation between the cytohistology exam of patients undergoing thyroid surgery, and the predictive values of: suspicious clinical findings, preoperative thyroid imaging, and the incidence of thyroid cancer in cytologically negative nodes.

Condition or disease
Thyroid Cancer

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 959 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Defining Predictive Factors of Clinical, Laboratory and Imaging Criteria Routinely Used in the Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer: Observational, Prospective Multicentered Study
Study Start Date : January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2016

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. positive predictive value of preoperative suspicious clinical, laboratory and imaging findings [ Time Frame: at baseline ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Consecutive patients with palpable thyroid nodules with indication for surgery (positive cytology, 2 consecutive inconclusive cytologies, or negative cytology with at least 2 of the following: previous exposure to neck radiation, calcitonin greater than twice normal values, positive pentagastrin test, or irregular margins or hypoechogenicity on ultrasound.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Consecutive patients presenting for thyroid disease (palpable nodules)
  • Indication for surgery
  • Age > 18 years
  • Signed informed consent for surgery
  • Signed informed consent for data collection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concurrent condition that contraindicates surgery
  • Clinical or radiologic evidence of locally advanced tumor
  • Clinical or radiologic evidence of metastatic lymph nodes or distant metastases
  • Nonpalpable nodes

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01074684

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Università di Cagliari
Cagliari, Italy
Azienda Ospedaliera Unviersitaria Careggi - Firenze
Firenze, Italy
ASL TO/4 Ospedale di Ivrea
Ivrea, Italy
Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori
Napoli, Italy
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria di Padova
Padova, Italy
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma Policlinico Gemelli
Roma, Italy
Ospedale di Taormina
Taormina, Italy
Università degli studi di Perugia - Sede di Terni
Terni, Italy
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute, Naples
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Principal Investigator: Luciano Pezzulo, M.D. National Cancer Institute, Naples
Principal Investigator: Maria Grazia Chiofalo, M.D. National Cancer Institute, Naples
Principal Investigator: Massimo Di Maio, M.D. National Cancer Institute, Naples
Principal Investigator: Francesco Perrone, M.D., Ph.D. National Cancer Institute, Naples
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Responsible Party: National Cancer Institute, Naples Identifier: NCT01074684    
Other Study ID Numbers: TIR-2009-01
First Posted: February 24, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 30, 2015
Last Verified: November 2015
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute, Naples:
fine needle aspiration
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Thyroid Neoplasms
Thyroid Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Head and Neck Neoplasms