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Optical Spectroscopy for Non-invasive Diagnosis of Melanoma and Assessment of Impact of UV Exposure on Skin


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Trial Information

Optical Spectroscopy for Non-invasive Diagnosis of Melanoma and Assessment of Impact of UV Exposure on Skin


Inclusion Criteria:



- Male and female above 18 years of age;

- Subjects who are planned to undergo skin examinations with and without atypical
nevi, with and without personal or family history of melanoma and potentially with
pigmented lesions to be removed for medical care or cosmetic purposes.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Individuals whose pathology cannot be obtained or retrieved.

- Inability to provide informed consent.

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

Investigate the ability of the fiber-optic probe to identify lesions of melanoma and severe/high-grade dysplasia

Outcome Description:

To correct for skin color effect and heterogeneity, the readings of the pigmented lesion will be normalized by the readings taken from the corresponding normal skin around the lesion.

Outcome Time Frame:

3 years

Safety Issue:

No

Principal Investigator

Yang Liu, PhD

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

University of Pittsburgh

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

UPCI 09-077

NCT ID:

NCT01085396

Start Date:

May 2010

Completion Date:

May 2014

Related Keywords:

  • Melanoma
  • Fiber Optic
  • Melanoma
  • UV Exposure
  • Melanoma

Name

Location

UPCI - Hillman Cancer CenterPittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15232
UPMC Presbyterian Dept. of DermatologyPittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15213
UPMC Shadyside Place - Dermatology UnitPittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15232