University of Southern California
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Trial 2N-12-7

DNA Methylation Markers for Detecting Cancer Cells in Malignant Pleural Effusion.

Type: Diagnostic
Phase: Pilot
Status: Open to Accrual
Randomized: No
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Trial Leaders/Researchers:  Daniel Oh, M.D.
Other Trial Staff:  Stephanie Worrell, Coordinator

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You may participate in this study if:
1All patients from the clinic or inpatient ward of USC University Hospital, Norris Cancer Center, and Los Angeles County Hospital presenting with pleural effusion.

You may not participate in this study if:
1<18 years old
2Pregnant females
3Unable to consent for thoracentesis
4<400 ml of pleural fluid on thoracentesis

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