Kidney Cancer Clinical Trial

Studies on Tumors of the Thyroid

Summary

Participants in this study will be patients diagnosed with or suspected to have a thyroid nodule or thyroid cancer.

The main purpose of this study is to further understand the methods for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. Many of the test performed are in the context of standard medical care that is offered to all patients with thyroid nodules or thyroid cancer. Other tests are performed for research purposes. In addition, blood and tissue samples will be taken for research and genetic studies.

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The purpose of this study is to gain knowledge and experience in the diagnosis and therapy of thyroid cancer using established best standard of care and new techniques and approaches as they are developed. Study subjects will include adults and children with thyroid nodules requiring diagnostic imaging and fine needle aspiration biopsy, surgery, radioiodine scanning or therapy, appropriate follow up, consisting of tumor markers monitoring and anatomical and functional imaging. The limitations and significance of serum thyroglobulin (Tg) measurement for diagnosing tumor recurrence will be assessed. The study will permit a continued evaluation of the risk/benefit ratio of already established methods of administering radioiodine therapy, including the impact of pre-treatment dosimetric calculations, individualizing treatment with radioiodine. Under this protocol, samples of benign nodules and cancer tissue specimens for research studies will be collected. Data and samples collected during routine clinical care will be used to address research questions utilizing a number of approaches including microscopy, immunohistochemistry, proteomics and molecular analysis. All research studies will relate to the diagnosis, natural history and therapy of thyroid tumors, regulation of thyroid function, and the effects of thyroid function on the body. Blood and urine specimens will be collected for research studies in both the hypothyroid and euthyroid state.

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Eligibility Criteria

INCLUSION CRITERIA:

In order to be eligible to participate in this study, an individual must meet all of the following criteria:

Male or female, adults or children >= 6 months+.
Patients with known or suspected thyroid nodules and/or thyroid cancer.
At risk family members of patients who have a genetic susceptibility to developing thyroid cancer.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

An individual who meets any of the following criteria will be excluded from participation in this study:

1. Serious underlying medical conditions that restrict diagnostic testing or therapy such as renal failure, congestive cardiac failure or active coexisting non-thyroid carcinoma requiring intervention before thyroid cancer is addressed.

Study is for people with:

Kidney Cancer

Estimated Enrollment:

2500

Study ID:

NCT00001160

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Bethesda Maryland, 20892, United States More Info
For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR)
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800-411-1222
[email protected]

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Study is for people with:

Kidney Cancer

Estimated Enrollment:

2500

Study ID:

NCT00001160

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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