Oral Precancer and Cancer Study
Do you have any suspicious lesions in your mouth?
The Bluestone Center for Clinical Research is seeking volunteers to take part in a clinical research study. The purpose of this study is to develop a new test that will help with early detection of oral cancer and precancerous changes of the mouth.
Oral cancer is a global health problem afflicting close to 300,000 people each year. Despite significant advances in treatment, the 5-year survival rate is only about 50%. The poor survival rate is often attributed to advanced stage at diagnosis, which underscores the need for new diagnostic methods for early detection.
The purpose of this study is to support the development and validation of a novel microchip sensor system for the diagnosis of malignant and pre-malignant lesions of the oral cavity. We hope to learn this system can accurately detect differences between abnormal and normal tissue using surface cells removed from the mouth.
If you are at least 18 years of age, have a suspicious lesion in your mouth, detected by you or your doctor/dentist you may be eligible to participate in this study.
This study consists of 1 visit to our study site which will last approximately 1 hour.