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Development of an Electrical Diagnostic for Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies


Phase 1
18 Years
N/A
Open (Enrolling)
Both
Melanoma (Skin), Non-Melanomatous Skin Cancer

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Trial Information

Development of an Electrical Diagnostic for Melanoma and Other Cutaneous Malignancies


OBJECTIVES:

- To determine if the hand-held Bioelectric Field Imager can be used to measure the
electric field in skin of various body surfaces, including face, neck, shoulders, arms,
hands, chest, back, legs, and feet, during the course of examination and treatment of
patients with suspected malignant skin lesions.

- To determine if there is a significant difference between the lateral electric field
strength near benign and malignant skin lesions in the same individual.

OUTLINE: Patients undergo scanning of their skin lesions and nearby healthy skin using the
Bioelectric Field Imager (BFI). The lesions are then biopsied for histological diagnosis.
Histological data from the biopsy is correlated with the electric field data from the BFI.

Inclusion Criteria


DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

- Suspected malignant skin lesion

- Seeking treatment for skin lesion at the VA Medical Center

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

- Not pregnant

- No acute illness, including upper respiratory tract infection or flu that could
result in fever

- No trauma to the skin lesion area

- No prisoners

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

- See Disease Characteristics

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Outcome Measure:

Use of Bioelectric Field Imager (BFI) in measuring the electric field in skin of various body surfaces

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Antoinette F. Hood, MD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Authority:

United States: Federal Government

Study ID:

CDR0000616117

NCT ID:

NCT00391300

Start Date:

October 2006

Completion Date:

April 2007

Related Keywords:

  • Melanoma (Skin)
  • Non-melanomatous Skin Cancer
  • melanoma
  • basal cell carcinoma of the skin
  • squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Melanoma

Name

Location

VA HospitalHampton, Virginia  23667