Study of DNA in Blood Samples From Patients With Neuroblastoma

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2014 by Children's Oncology Group
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00898391
First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: February 18, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

This research trial studies is deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in blood samples from patients with neuroblastoma. Studying samples of blood from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer. It may also help doctors predict how patients will respond to treatment.


Condition Intervention
Disseminated Neuroblastoma
Localized Resectable Neuroblastoma
Localized Unresectable Neuroblastoma
Recurrent Neuroblastoma
Regional Neuroblastoma
Stage 4S Neuroblastoma
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Genetic: polymerase chain reaction
Genetic: polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
Genetic: DNA analysis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Analysis of Circulating MYCN DNA in Serum Samples Obtained From Patients With Neuroblastoma

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Further study details as provided by Children's Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Most appropriate MYCN/control ratio cutoff capable of determining positive and negative cases of neuroblastoma assessed by PCR [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Limits of the procedure in non-metastatic patients and in those with reduced tumor burden [ Time Frame: Up to 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 329
Study Start Date: June 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2100 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Ancillary-Correlative
Circulating DNA is extracted from serum. PCR amplification of MYCN is performed and analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis. Real-time quantitative PCR is also performed.
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies
Genetic: polymerase chain reaction
Correlative studies
Other Name: PCR
Genetic: polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
Correlative studies
Other Name: electrophoresis, polyacrylamide gel
Genetic: DNA analysis
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES:

I. Perform in a blind study a multicentric study by analyzing serum from patients at diagnosis (with a known tumor v-myc avian myelocytomatosis viral oncogene neuroblastoma derived homolog (MYCN) status determined in the Children's Oncology Group [COG] reference lab), in order to confirm our previous data and to define the most appropriate MYCN/control ratio cutoff capable of determining positive and negative cases.

II. Define the limits of the procedure in non-metastatic patients and in those with reduced tumor burden (International Neuroblastoma Staging System [INSS] stage 1 and 2).

OUTLINE:

Circulating DNA is extracted from serum. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of MYCN is performed and analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis. Real-time quantitative PCR is also performed.

  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients with neuroblastoma treated at a COG participating site.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Serum samples from neuroblastoma (NB) patients obtained through the COG (and legacy Children's Cancer Group [CCG]/Pediatric Oncology Group [POG] Biology Studies)

    • The MYCN status on corresponding tumors have been determined using standard techniques; the panel of samples must be obtained from NB patients with and without MYCN amplification tumors
  • Cases will be drawn from clinical subsets at greatest likelihood to benefit from this testing ability, stage 1 and 2 NBs (both infants and toddlers), stage 4 patients under 18 months of age, and 4S patients
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00898391

Locations
United States, California
Children's Oncology Group Recruiting
Arcadia, California, United States, 91006-3776
Contact: Michael D. Hogarty, MD    215-590-3931    hogartym@email.chop.edu   
Principal Investigator: Michael D. Hogarty, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michael Hogarty, MD Children's Oncology Group
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Children's Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00898391     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ANBL07B1, NCI-2009-00686, CDR0000554566, COG-NB2006-10, NB2006-10, ANBL07B1
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: February 18, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroblastoma
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive, Peripheral
Neuroectodermal Tumors, Primitive
Neoplasms, Neuroepithelial
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue

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