Comparison of Traditional Back-loaded Fiducial Needles with Preloaded Fiducial Needles in EUS-guided Fiducial Marker Placement for Image-guided Radiation Therapy in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
If you are a male or female >18 years old with pathologically confirmed pancreatic cancer referred for image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), you might be eligible to participate in the study. The study will evaluate a newly-developed preloaded needle that will be used to place the fiducial markers compared to the previous back-loaded needle design. The markers will be used as a guide to track the precise location of the tumor in order to avoid the surrounding healthy tissues. We aim at defining the best needle design that will allow successful and accurate placement of the fiducial markers.
This study is conducted by Dr. V. Raman Muthusamy. The study is coordinated by Amanda Moralde.
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Protocol ID: IRB# 14-001660