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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Pancreatic Disease
and you are
over 18
years old
This is an observational trial.
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The purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of the quality of life in patients undergoing the Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy, PD) for pancreatic cancer. The Whipple procedure can be done by laparoscopic (small incisions) or an open procedure (large incision) to treat the patients cancer. The goal of this study is to see if there is any difference in quality of life between patients who undergo the laparoscopic or the open Whipple procedure. Surgical technique (minimally invasive versus open) will be at the discretion of the operating surgeon. Patients will not be randomized to a treatment arm. A subset of these patients will also be asked to take part in a pre- and postoperative in-depth interview to explore the lived experiences of patients with resectable pancreatic cancer.

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: minimally invasive pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Procedure: traditional pancreaticoduodenectomy

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02638818. The sponsor of the trial is Duke University and it is looking for 57 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
A Pilot Study Evaluating Health-related Quality of Life Endpoints in Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Versus Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy