VA Genetic Tissue Banking

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Department of Veterans Affairs
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00032578
First received: March 27, 2002
Last updated: January 20, 2009
Last verified: June 2006
  Purpose

This project is a program-wide genetic tissue databank for the Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program (CSP). The genetic tissue bank has four components: a central repository for DNA and other genetic tissue specimens; a Scientific Advisory Committee of individuals with expertise in the genetics and epidemiology of diseases with special importance to the VA (including cardiovascular, neurologic, respiratory, psychological and other disorders); an Ethics Oversight Committee of individuals with expertise in bioethics and the law, as they apply to the collection and use of genetic tissue, and a Coordinating Center that administers the tissue bank, coordinates the scientific and ethics oversight committees, maintains central access to clinical study data linked to the tissue bank, and provides statistical analysis.


Condition
Tissue Banking

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: CSP #478 (FeAST-DNA), Genetic Tissue Banking in VA Clinical Research: A Cooperative Studies Program Demonstration Project

Further study details as provided by Department of Veterans Affairs:

Estimated Enrollment: 1000
Study Start Date: January 2000
Detailed Description:

Intervention: No intervention.

Primary Hypothesis: It is feasible and cost-effective to create a CSP-wide facility for banking genetic tissue in CSP studies.

Study Abstract: This is a program-wide genetic tissue databank for the Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program (CSP). The study has five components: a central repository for DNA and other genetic tissue specimens; a Scientific Advisory Committee of individuals with expertise in the genetics and epidemiology of diseases with special importance to the VA (including cardiovascular, neurologic, respiratory, psychological and other disorders); an Ethical Oversight Committee of individuals with expertise in bioethics and the law, as they apply to the collection and use of genetic tissue, A Veteran's Advisory Group, and a Coordinating Center administers the tissue bank, coordinates the three oversight committees, maintains central access to clinical study data linked to the tissue bank, and provides statistical analysis.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

This DNA Banking substudy piggybacks on VA Cooperative Studies Clinical Trials. All participants who are randomized to selected CSP clinical trials are eligible to participate in the Banking Initiative.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00032578

Locations
United States, Arkansas
Little Rock VAMC
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, 72205
United States, California
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, California, United States, 94304
United States, Kentucky
Louisville VAMC
Louisville, Kentucky, United States, 40206
United States, North Carolina
Durham VA Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27705
United States, Pennsylvania
VA Pittsburgh Health Care System
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
United States, Utah
Salt Lake City VA Medical Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84148
United States, Vermont
White River Junction VAMC
White River Junction, Vermont, United States, 05009
United States, Wisconsin
Madison VA Medical Center
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53705
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00032578     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 478Fe
Study First Received: March 27, 2002
Last Updated: January 20, 2009
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 24, 2014