Blood Sample Analysis in Predicting Overall Survival in Patients With Recurrent or Metastatic Head and Neck Cancer
Recruitment status was Not yet recruiting
RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood in the laboratory from patients with cancer 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.
PURPOSE: This research study is looking at blood sample analysis in predicting overall survival in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer.
Head and Neck Cancer
Other: matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry
|Official Title:||Prediction of Overall Survival Using Mass Spectrometry Profiling in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Treated With Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Inhibitors|
- Overall survival measured in weeks [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- To validate the mass spectrometry profile that is predictive of survival benefit in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma treated with EGFR inhibitors.
OUTLINE: Plasma and serum samples are analyzed by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry and classified according to prognosis ("good" vs "poor") using a previously developed predictive algorithm.
|Study Chair:||Christine Chung, MD||Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center|