CLINICAL TRIAL SUMMARY

MDACC Study No:2008-0527 (clinicaltrials.gov NCT No: NCT00634426)
Title:Surgical Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression (MESCC). Quality of Life and Cost-Effectiveness Outcomes.
Principal Investigator:Laurence Rhines
Treatment Agent:None
Study Status:Closed
Study Description:The goal of this research study is to compare how patients recover from
surgical and nonsurgical treatment for MESCC. Researchers want to study
participants' quality of life and pain levels throughout their treatment and
recovery. The cost effectiveness of surgical vs. nonsurgical treatments will
also be compared.

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Disease Group:Spinal
Phase of Study:N/A
Treatment Agents:None
Treatment Location:Both at MDACC & outside MDACC at one or more Collaborating Sites or Institutions
Estimated Length of Stay in Houston:Patients who have surgery to treat MESCC will be hospitalized for a period of 5
to 14 days. Patient who undergo radiation treatment alone will not be
hospitalized.
Supported By:AO Spine
Return Visit:Follow-up visits at 6 weeks, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months
Home Care:NA


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Physician Name:Laurence Rhines
Dept:Neurosurgery
For Clinical Trial Enrollment:713-792-2400
For General Questions about Clinical Trials:800-392-1611 (in U.S.A.) 713-792-6161 (outside U.S.A.)


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