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  • Study email contactslnmcc@imperial.ac.uk
  • Chief InvestigatorProfessor Robin Kennedy
  • Project managerMr Andrew Currie
  • SponsorImperial College Trials Unit
  • ISRCTN numberEudraCT 2012-000424-18
  • PhasePhase II

A study to assess near infrared laparoscopy with indocyanine green (ICG) for intraoperative lymphatic imaging and sentinel lymph node identification during surgical resection for colonic cancer

Design and Objective

Primary objective •To establish whether it is possible to identify the first order draining mesocolic lymph nodes (sentinel lymph node(s) (SLNs) in patients with suspected T1 and T2 colonic cancer, using ICG, a fluorescent mapping agent, and a laparoscopic near infrared imaging (NIR) system.

Key inclusion criteria

-Patients diagnosed with T1 or T2 colonic neoplasia on preoperative staging and require laparoscopic surgical excision - Pre-operative serum creatinine of <110 mg/dL -aged 18 years or above -A negative pregnancy test for women of childbearing potential -Patients willing and able to give informed consent for participation in the study

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