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Esophageal Cancer Clinical Trials

A listing of Esophageal Cancer medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.

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Found (92) clinical trials

Predicting Risk of Cancer in Barrett's Esophagus

Patients with Barrett's esophagus (BE) have an increased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma which is 40-125 fold higher than in the general population. However, the current techniques of detecting dysplasia and observing abnormal p53 immunohistochemical staining are not accurate or reliable methods for determining which BE patients will progress to cancer. ...

Phase N/A

Study of Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Esophageal Cancer Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Mediastinal or Chest Wall Neoplasms or Lung Metastases From Cancers of Non-Thoracic Origin

OBJECTIVES: - Evaluate patients referred to the Thoracic Oncology Section of the Surgery Branch, NCI in order to identify patients who are suitable candidates for clinical research protocols. - Obtain biopsies during staging studies of tumor and adjacent normal tissues as well as serum and urine samples from patients with ...

Phase N/A

Biomarkers and Radiation Side Effects in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Gastrointestinal Cancer

OBJECTIVES: Primary - Determine if tumor-specific DNA mutations and aberrant DNA methylation can be detected in the serum, urine, or stool at the time of diagnosis in patients undergoing radiotherapy for gastrointestinal malignancies. - Determine if changes in mutational status at follow up are associated with disease persistence, recurrence, or ...

Phase N/A

Studying Genes for Barrett's Esophagus in Brothers and Sisters

OBJECTIVES: Primary - To investigate the familial incidence of heartburn and Barrett's esophagus in first and second degree relatives of patients with Barrett's esophagus in the United Kingdom. - To determine susceptibility genes for Barrett's esophagus in affected sibling pairs. - To examine gene-environment interactions, such as smoking, alcohol, and ...

Phase N/A

Fluorouracil Cisplatin Cetuximab and Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Esophageal Cancer That Can Be Removed by Surgery

OBJECTIVES: Primary - To determine the maximum tolerated dose of fluorouracil and cisplatin when administered with cetuximab concurrently with esophageal radiotherapy. (Phase I) - To determine the complete histological response rate (after surgical resection). (Phase II) Secondary - To determine progression-free survival and overall survival. (Phase II) - To determine ...

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Identifying Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer and Stomach Cancer in Chinese Populations

OBJECTIVES: - Examine the role of genetics in the etiology and prevention of esophageal and gastric cancer in Chinese populations. - Identify potential early genetic markers of susceptibility for esophageal and gastric cancer. OUTLINE: - Tumor/nontumor study: Patients complete a 1-hour questionnaire about their general background, medical history, family history ...

Phase N/A

Erlotinib in Treating Patients With Barrett Esophagus

OBJECTIVES: Primary - To determine if erlotinib hydrochloride can be used as a chemopreventive agent that can cause histologic regression of Barrett esophagus in patients at high risk of developing esophageal cancer associated with high-grade dysplasia. Secondary - To assess whether erlotinib hydrochloride can cause molecular alterations in EGFR, phospho-EGFR, ...

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Barrett's Esophagus Related Neoplasia (BERN) Project

B. BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE Burden of disease Barrett's esophagus (BE) is an acquired condition resulting from chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease and is a well recognized pre-malignant condition for the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) (1, 2). BE is defined as the displacement of the squamocolumnar junction proximal to the gastroesophageal ...

Phase N/A

Biological Factors in Predicting Response to Treatment in Patients With Esophageal Cancer or Rectal Cancer

OBJECTIVES: Primary - Analyze various biological factors that can be used as markers to predict response to treatment and correlate with the signaling pathway of EGFR. Secondary - Establish a tissue bank to store information about the response to treatment and survival. OUTLINE: Patients undergo endoscopy, 11 biopsies of tumor ...

Phase N/A

Endoesophageal Cryotherapy For Ablating Barrett's Esophagus and Early Stage Esophageal Cancer

Baseline evaluation will include the following ( all are considered standard of care except # 8 ): 1. Informed consent. 2. Evaluation of inclusion/exclusion criteria 3. Demographics- date of birth, age, gender, ethnicity 4. Medical history and physical exam 5. Imaging (groups 2, 3 and 4) i. CT scan of ...

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