Studying Biological Markers of Fatigue in Women With Residual Invasive Breast Cancer Enrolled on Clinical Trial NSABP-B-45
RATIONALE: 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 fatigue.
PURPOSE: This research study is looking at biological markers of fatigue in women with residual invasive breast cancer enrolled on clinical trial NSABP-B-45.
Genetic: gene expression analysis
Genetic: microarray analysis
Genetic: polymerase chain reaction
Genetic: polymorphism analysis
Genetic: reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction
Other: biologic sample preservation procedure
Other: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Procedure: fatigue assessment and management
|Official Title:||Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Fatigue in Patients Treated on NSABP B-45: A Phase III Clinical Trial Comparing Adjuvant Sunitinib Malate to Placebo in Women With Residual Invasive Breast Cancer Following Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy|
- Biological and behavioral predictors of fatigue in breast cancer patients at 12 and 24 months after randomization and initiation of treatment on clinical trial NSABP-B-45 [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Relationship between specific single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the promoter regions of IL-1 and IL-6 and circulating markers of inflammation and symptoms of fatigue [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Relationship between RNA gene expression pathways and symptoms of fatigue [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Completion Date:||June 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- To collect serial blood specimens at each time point that quality of life and patient-reported outcome assessments are performed in women with residual invasive breast cancer concurrently enrolled on and participating in the Behavioral and Health Outcomes component of clinical trial NSABP-B-45.
- To prepare, separate, and store the blood specimens at the NSABP Serum Bank at Baylor College of Medicine Breast Center into components for future DNA, RNA, and plasma analysis.
- To analyze specific proinflammatory cytokines, genetic polymorphisms, and RNA expression arrays in collaborating laboratories at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
- To examine the association between markers of inflammation and symptoms of fatigue among patients treated with sunitinib malate or placebo on clinical trial NSABP-B-45.
- To examine the relationship between single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the promoter regions of IL-1 and IL-6 and symptoms of fatigue in these patients.
- To examine the relationship between RNA expression profiles and fatigue and compare the pattern of expression in these patients.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients undergo blood sample collection* at baseline and then at 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months for analysis of plasma concentrations of inflammatory biomarkers (IL-1ra, sTNFRII, sIL-6R, and C-reactive protein) by ELISA; DNA polymorphisms in the promoter regions of IL-6 and IL-1 by TaqMan PCR; and RNA gene expression signaling pathways by RT-PCR assays and microarray.
NOTE: *Blood samples are collected at the same time points that the Behavioral and Health Outcomes quality of life and patient-reported outcomes questionnaires are completed on clinical trial NSABP-B-45.
|Principal Investigator:||Norman Wolmark, MD||NSABP Foundation, Inc.|