Upstate Active Clinical Trials Seeking Participants
Validation and Comparison of Biomarkers for the Early Detection of Colorectal Adenocarcinoma
What is the purpose of the study?
Colon cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. It is a disease that can be prevented if it is found early. Colonoscopy is still the best screening tool for colon cancer and the polyps that can lead to colon cancer. However, some people do not like to get or cannot afford to get colonoscopies for a variety of reasons. Researchers are looking for other ways to find colon cancer and the polyps that lead to colon cancer that are as useful and accurate as colonoscopy. We are searching for biomarkers in the blood, urine and stool of a healthy person that could be used to reveal the presence of colorectal cancer before symptoms become apparent.
Who is eligible?
In order to be eligible for the study you must be: " between 65-80 years old " planning on having a screening or surveillance colonoscopy in the near future " be willing to give urine, blood and stool samples You are not eligible if you: " have a history of inflammatory bowel disease " have had rectal bleeding within the last month (including due to suspected hemorrhoids) " have undergone resection of the colon for any indication " have been diagnosed with known HIV or chronic viral hepatitis (Hepatitis B&C) " have had a colonoscopy within the past three years
What is involved if I participate?
- How long is the study?
One hour long visit at the Institute of Human Performance
- Is transportation provided or reimbursed?
- Is parking provided or reimbursed?
- What tests and procedures are involved?
blood draw, give urine sample, mail stool samples from home.
Who is the doctor administering the study?
Jiri Bem MD
Where will the study take place?
Institute for Human Performance
Over what time period is the study scheduled to run?
Sept. 2012 to Sept. 2015
Who can I contact for more information?
- Name: Linda Ellingwood, RN
- Phone: 315-464-1852
- Email: Ellinwol@upstate.edu
- Fax: 315-464-6234
This study offers a $35.00 gift card after all samples for this study have been obtained.
If you are interested in this trial, please contact the study coordinator or investigator noted above.