Oral Cancer Biomarker Study

Oral Cancer Biomarker Study

Oral Cancer Biomarker Study

Seeking volunteers to take part in a study exploring the causes of oral cancer and oral cancer pain

Oral cancer presents a significant health problem. The 5-year survival rate for oral squamous cell carcinoma is 40% and is among the worst of all sites in the body. This survival rate has not improved over the past 40 years. Early detection and treatment profoundly impact survival; however there are currently no genetic markers available to identify pre-cancer and cancer.

The purpose of this study is to find what leads to cancer pain by examining the proteins in blood, saliva, urine, fluid, and tissue produced by oral cancer. This may help doctors to provide very specific therapy for oral cancer and pain. This study will compare the bio-fluids and tissues in oral cancer and oral pre-cancer patients, and healthy volunteers.

Study Details

This study is recruiting three different groups of participants. You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are at least 18 years of age, not pregnant or lactating, and have never previously been treated for head or neck cancer with chemotherapy and/or radiation.

For patients diagnosed with oral cancer who are scheduled for surgery, this study consists of 3 visits over a period of 3 months.

For patients diagnosed with oral pre-cancer and are scheduled for tissue biopsy, this study consists of 2 visits over a period of 2 months.

For healthy volunteers who are scheduled for teeth extraction or corrective jaw surgery at the NYU College of Dentistry, this study consists of 1 visit, which will take place at the same time as your scheduled visit to the dental clinic.

Oral Cancer Biomarker Study

Number of Visits: 1-3 days
Date: (mm/dd/yyyy) 02/01/2011
Duration: 1 day to 3 months
Gender: Male and Female
Ages: 18 and over
Phone Number: 212-998-9310
Status: currently recruiting