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Clinical Research Trials and Studies Benefit Patients

With the hope of leading-edge medical and drug breakthroughs, the Division of Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery offers the opportunity for participation in clinical research trials to any qualified patient. Recent clinical research projects include:

  • A Randomized Phase III Study of Sublobar Resection (+/- Brachytherapy) versus Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in High-Risk Patients with Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) ACASOG Z4099
  • Genetics and Biological Markers of Lung Cancer
  • MicroRNA Expression in Bronchoalveolar Carcinoma
  • Laser Captures Microdissection and Microarray Analysis of Invasive and Noninvasive Areas of Adenocarcinoma with Bronchoalveolar Carcinoma Features
  • Comparison of Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection versus Mucosal Resection for Neoplasia of the Esophagus, Stomach, Colon, and Rectum
  • Near Infra-Red Spectrophotometry (NIRS)-Based Cerebral Oximetry Monitoring in Elderly Thoracic Surgical Patients Undergoing Single Lung Ventilation Procedures: A Single Center, Prospective, Randomized Controlled Pilot Study Assessing the Clinical Impact of NIRS-Guided Intervention
  • Defining the normal esophageal conduit after esophagectomy
  • STS Database: Mitigation of lung resection risk through use of limited resection, an analysis of the degree of reduction in lung resection risk when wedge resection, as opposed to lobectomy, is performed.
  • STS Database: Risk score for predicting those patients who are safest for early discharge from the hospital after lobectomy