Studying a Drug that May Help Researchers Find the Sentinel Lymph Nodes (the first in a group of lymph nodes) that May Carry Cancer From the Tumor

What we are studying

In this study, Lymphoseek will be injected around your tumor on the day of surgery. Lymphoseek is a radioactive mapping drug that sticks to lymph nodes and is able to be seen with a special camera or a hand held detector. Your study doctor may also choose to use a dye as a part of your surgical procedure, called Vital Blue Dye or Indocyanine green. These dyes pass through lymph nodes and can be seen by the human eye. After injection of these drugs, this study will use a procedure called lymphatic mapping. The lymphatic system is made up of the tissues and organs involved in immunity, which aid in the fight against infection and cancer. Lymph nodes are small, bean-shaped organs located within the body throughout the lymphatic system. Lymphatic mapping will take place at the beginning of your surgery and is used to find the sentinel lymph node, a node where cancer cells are most likely to spread from your tumor.

Who we are studying

  • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18 - 80

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a candidate for surgical intervention

What is involved

  • On study participants day of surgery
  • Study participants will received a radioactive mapping drug
  • Lymphoseek
  • To see if it helps study doctors find the sentinel lymph node that may carry cancer away from the tumor.

Compensation

parking will be validated for all study related visits

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Melissa Swain, RN
Email
mswain@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-9428

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.