Pre-Clinical Models in Gynecological Tumors A Tissue Repository
The purpose of this study is to provide a repository for long-term storage of endometrial cancer tumor and normal tissue, ascites and serum. This material will be used in studies to better understand the molecular biology of endometrial cancer.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Pre-Clinical Models in Gynecological Tumors: A Tissue Repository|
Tumor and normal tissues, ascites, and/or serum, and/or urine from women with malignant or premalignant gynecological conditions for which they are undergoing medically-indicated surgery, and normal tissues from women without malignancy who volunteer to donate serum and/or tissue at the time of medically indicated surgery
|Study Start Date:||July 2002|
|Study Completion Date:||January 2008|
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
This protocol will create a central repository for banking tumor and other tissues as well as serum from patients with uterine corpus tumors. In addition, this protocol will also serve as a central repository for serum and tissue to healthy post-menopausal and peri-menopausal controls.
There will be an "internal" bank. The internal bank will have samples available to UNM investigators.
|United States, New Mexico|
|University of New Mexico|
|Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131|
|Principal Investigator:||Harriet Smith, MD||University of New Mexico|