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Skin Cancer Medical Research Studies

Up-to-date List of Skin Cancer Medical Research Studies

What Research is Being Done?

A clinical study involves research using human volunteers (also called participants) that is intended to add to medical knowledge. There are two main types of clinical studies: clinical trials (also called interventional studies) and observational studies. Following list includes both interventional and observational studies.

Latest Skin Cancer Medical Research Studies

Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting A Tailored Internet Intervention to Reduce Skin Cancer Risk Behaviors Among Young Adults
Condition: Skin Neoplasms
Interventions: Behavioral: UV4me;   Behavioral: Skin Cancer Foundation website
Outcome Measures: Sun protection;   Outdoor UV Exposure;   Outdoor UV exposure;   Indoor Tanning
2 Recruiting Optical Imaging of Skin Cancers for Margin Delineation of Non-melanoma Skin Cancers
Condition: Skin Cancer
Intervention: Procedure: Optical Imaging
Outcome Measure: Evaluate use of fluorescence and reflectance imaging, and confocal microscopy for non-invasive detection of skin tumor margins in head and neck region
3 Recruiting Optical Frequency Domain Imaging for Non-melanoma Skin Cancers
Condition: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC)
Intervention: Device: OFDI
Outcome Measure: Successful imaging of lesion
4 Recruiting Transient Infrared Imaging for Early Detection of Skin Cancer
Condition: Skin Cancer
Intervention: Device: Infrared Imaging Device- ALIAS
Outcome Measure: To detect Skin Cancers with >90% sensitivity and >50% specificity using infrared imaging
5 Unknown  Computer-Based Continuing Education for Doctors in Examination and Counseling of Patients on Skin Cancer or Weight Control
Conditions: Melanoma (Skin);   Non-melanomatous Skin Cancer
Interventions: Other: educational intervention;   Other: internet-based intervention
Outcome Measures: Patient exit interviews   at 12 months;   Patient exit interviews at 2 months
6 Unknown  Experience of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer (NMSC) Mohs Surgery Project
Condition: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Outcome Measure:
7 Not yet recruiting Patient Satisfaction After Facial Reconstruction
Condition: Skin Neoplasms
Intervention: Other: Viewing of cancer excision defect
Outcome Measures: Patient satisfaction with the cosmetic appearance of their Skin Cancer reconstruction.;   Ability to recall cancer excision defect size.;   Symptomatic scarring;   Persistence of patient satisfaction with the cosmetic appearance of their Skin Cancer reconstruction.
8 Unknown  Investigate the Diagnostic Value and Possibilities of OCT in Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer.
Condition: Skin Neoplasms
Intervention: Device: optical coherence tomography
Outcome Measure:
9 Recruiting Safety Study of a Fluorescent Marker to Visualize Cancer Cells
Condition: Skin Neoplasms
Intervention: Drug: BLZ-100
Outcome Measures: Number of participants with adverse events;   Change in concentration of BLZ-100 in the blood;   Fluorescence signal in excised skin tumor and normal skin
10 Unknown  Photodynamic Therapy Using Aminolevulinic Acid in Treating Patients With Skin Cancer
Condition: Non-melanomatous Skin Cancer
Intervention: Drug: aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride
Outcome Measures: Safety;   Efficacy
11 Unknown  Forehead Scars Following Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Reconstruction for Skin Cancer
Condition: Scar
Interventions: Drug: Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA);   Drug: Bacteriostatic 0.9% Sodium Chloride (vehicle)
Outcome Measure: Patient and Observer Assessment Scale (POSAS)
12 Recruiting In Vivo Confocal Microscopy of Cutaneous Neoplasms and Normal Skin
Condition: Skin Cancer
Outcome Measure: The study is a descriptive one. No formal statistical testing of correlations will be performed.
13 Recruiting Sunbit UV Measuring Device to Track Sun Behavior
Conditions: Immunosuppression;   Skin Neoplasms
Outcome Measures: number of days wearing the device;   difference between measured UV Indices and reference values
14 Unknown  Use of the Epidermal Micrografts for Wound Healing After Mohs or Excisional Surgery for Skin Cancer
Condition: Neoplasm of Skin
Intervention: Device: Momelan Technologies Epidermal Graft Harvesting System
Outcome Measures: Wound healing/scarring;   Incidence of adverse events;   Physician global satisfaction;   Subject global satisfaction
15 Not yet recruiting Cetuximab Before Surgery in Treating Patients With Aggressive Locally Advanced Skin Cancer
Conditions: Recurrent Skin Cancer;   Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
Interventions: Biological: cetuximab;   Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Outcome Measures: Response rate of cetuximab by RECIST criteria;   Progression-free survival;   Overall survival;   Downstream activation of signaling pathways without a known driver, including the EGFRpathway;   Potential markers of response and/or resistance to cetuximab therapy
16 Recruiting Cancer Risk in Carriers of the Gene for Xeroderma Pigmentosum
Conditions: Xeroderma Pigmentosum;   Melanoma;   Squamous Cell Carcinoma;   Basal Cell Carcinoma;   Skin Cancer
Outcome Measure: Determine increased risk of developing cancer
17 Unknown  Safety Study of Photodynamic Therapy Using Photocyanine Injection in Treating Patients With Malignant Tumors
Conditions: Skin Cancer;   Esophageal Cancer
Intervention: Procedure: Photodynamic  therapy
Outcome Measures: Maximum tolerated dose;   Treatment efficacy as measured by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and endoscopy exam 3 weeks after the start of study treatment according to the Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) standard
18 Not yet recruiting Treatment of Field Cancerization for Reduction in Tumor Burden - A Prospective Study
Conditions: Extensive Photodamage;   Actinic Keratosis;   History of Numerous Skin Cancers
Interventions: Device: Ultrapulse Carbon Dioxide Laser;   Device: Cellutome epidermal harvesting system
Outcome Measures: count of the number of actinic keratosis and non melanoma Skin Cancers in the treatment area;   Change in histology: atypia and degree of p53 staining;   Time to healing after treatment;   Side effects reported by patient/ Investigator wound assessment
19 Recruiting Electronic Brachytherapy for the Treatment of NMSC
Conditions: Basal Cell Carcinoma;   Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Intervention: Radiation: electronic brachytherapy
Outcome Measures: Local recurrence of NMSC;   Cosmetic outcomes for patients treated for NMSC;   Occurrence of radiation therapy related skin toxicities
20 Recruiting The Molecular Predisposition to Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC)
Conditions: Bladder Cancer;   Colorectal Cancer;   Endometrial Cancer;   Kidney Cancer;   Skin Cancer;   Uterus Cancer
Intervention: Behavioral: Health and Diet Questionnaire
Outcome Measure: Time to Onset for Colorectal Cancer

These studies may lead to new treatments and are adding insight into Skin Cancer etiology and treatment.

A major focus of Skin Cancer research is the development of new drugs and other treatment options. Studies seek to identify new drugs to treat various related disorders and to find safer, more effective doses for medications already being used. Other research is aimed at identifying receptors or drug targets.

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