Research study for adults with Rectal Cancer


Novel sentinel lymph node mapping technique in early stage rectal cancer


Hedrick Traci,

The purpose of this study is to see if we can develop a technique that allows physicians to see if cancer in the rectum has spread to the lymph nodes. To do so we will be performing an investigational procedure using cameras and dyes before and during surgery to try to locate these lymph nodes. If surgeons are able to locate these lymph nodes with cancer then the hope is to eventually develop a less invasive way to remove them in early stage rectal cancer patients. If you are undergoing low anterior resection surgery or abdominoperineal resection surgery for rectal cancer, you may be eligible to participate. • Study-related flexible sigmoidoscopy, dye and tracer injections, and preoperative and intraoperative imaging provided free of charge. • Compensation for study completion is $100. For more information please contact: • Amy Harrigan • 434-982-6532 • • IRB-HSR #16746 Principal Investigator: Traci L. Hedrick, MD UVa Health System, Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery

General Surgery


Rectal Cancer

Cancer (Oncology)


Compensation for study completion is $100.

Amy Harrigan