A pilot study of safety and efficacy of spectroscopic diagnosis of pancreatic lesions (Spy Panc)
The objective of this study is to determine if a minimally invasive optical probe can accurately predict a histological diagnosis of dysplastic or malignant tumor cells in solid lesions of the pancreas. If effective, this optical probe would facilitate the detection of malignant and pre-malignant pancreatic lesions. This would lead to more accurate decision-making as to which patients require surgical resection versus patients who should be spared from major surgery.
Keywords: pancreas, pancreatic lesions, pancreatic cancer, colon, colon cancer
USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center 90033
Keck Hospital of USC 90033
- Men & Women
Endoscopic ultrasound/Fine-needle aspiration
All tests and procedures provided to you for this study are being paid for by the sponsor.
- Must be scheduled to undergo endoscopic ultrasound/fine-needle aspiration of the solid pancreatic lesion
About This Study
Light-based technologies have been shown to be safe and effective for the detection of neoplasia in the colon and esophagus. A team of researchers at USC is currently using light-scattering spectroscopy (LSS) in an IRB-approved prospective study in the lower gastrointestinal tract.
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