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Transoral Endoscopic Surgery Trial (TEST): A Registry for Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery (eHNS)

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Trial Information

Transoral Endoscopic Surgery Trial (TEST): A Registry for Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery (eHNS)

Information from medical records will be collected and entered into the registry database at
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center for future research related to cancer.

The information collected from medical records will include, but is not limited to, medical
history, sex, age, race, gender, type and stage of disease, type of treatment(s) you have
received, radiology reports, surgical and pathological reports, the results of any test(s),
treatment(s) and/or surgery performed.

This is a registry study evaluating endoscopic head and neck surgery. The data from the
surgical resection will be descriptive. Comparisons will be made to non-robotic, open
historical controls and patients treated with radiation therapy, based on literature

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer who are candidates for definitive
surgical resection of the primary tumor and who, in the opinion of the treating MDACC
physician, are candidates for eHNS will be included

2. Medically fit for an endoscopic surgical resection by consensus of MDACC surgical
oncology and anesthesia faculty (common best practice criteria).

3. Date of records anticipated to be reviewed would be from March 1, 2011 to June 30,

4. Approximately 200 patients are expected to fit the criteria above in order to be
eligible for prospective data collection and review.

Exclusion Criteria:


Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective

Outcome Measure:

eHNS Registry

Outcome Description:

Registry database using information (data) collected from participants who have had eHNS.

Outcome Time Frame:

3 years

Safety Issue:


Principal Investigator

Christ Holsinger, MD

Investigator Role:

Study Chair

Investigator Affiliation:

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center


United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:




Start Date:

April 2011

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • registry
  • database
  • eHNS
  • Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery
  • Transoral Endoscopic Surgery Trial
  • TEST
  • melanoma
  • head and neck surgery
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms



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