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STAMP: SAMPLING TUMORS AND MEASURING PAIN IN ORAL AND NASAL CANCERS

Principle Investigator

Michael W. Nolan

Description

Recruiting dogs with oral melanoma or nasal carcinoma for a clinical trial studying the type of pain experienced by patients receiving radiation therapy. The goal of this project is to determine whether a certain class of proteins are increased in dogs that experience pain during (or shortly after) a course of radiotherapy (RT) for malignant cancers of the head and neck.

Testing Requirements

Patients will be required to come to NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine for treatment. Several small tumor biopsy samples will be collected. Total participation is approximately 6-8 weeks, including once-weekly radiation therapy treatments

Enrollment Start

11/01/2021

Enrollment Finish

01/01/2023

Eligibility

Be at least 1 year old and 3.5 kg
Be diagnosed with intranasal carcinoma or oral malignant melanoma through cytology or histopathology
Have no significant contraindications to treatment with radiation therapy
Have no prior treatment with radiation therapy
Have no concurrent chemotherapy

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Contact

Ellen Sherrick: ncstateoncology@ncsu.edu