An Optical Assay System for Intra Operative Assessment of Tumor Margins in Patients
Breast Cancer
Conditions: Keywords
Partial Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Name: 49-channel optical spectrometer
Type: Device
Overall Status
Our objective is to develop a novel optical assay system for intra operative assessment of tumor margins in partial mastectomy or mastectomy specimens. Our group has previously shown that optical techniques can effectively discriminate between malignant and non-malignant breast tissues. We have also shown that data collection and processing from a single point on the tissue specimen requires less than 5 seconds. In addition, the technique is easily adaptable to provide sensing depths that are required for breast margin assessment. The goal of the work proposed in this protocol is to test the sensitivity and specificity of an optical assay system developed by our group, for intra operative assessment of breast tumor margins.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Clinical diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Exclusion Criteria:
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States
Status: Recruiting
Start Date
May 2006
Completion Date
July 2015
Duke University
Duke University
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