Proteomics Research of Breast Cancer Markers in Interstitial Fluid and Serum
Recruitment status was Recruiting
The current study is a case control study involving comparisons of tissue interstitial fluid from breast cancer and adjacent non-cancerous tissue as well as that from benign breast lesion and its adjacent non-diseased tissue for a distinguishable breast cancer profile. The purpose of this research is to collect fresh breast nodule/cancer and surrounding non-cancerous tissue for proteomic studies of the interstitial fluid to identify a profile distinguishing breast cancer which will also permit future research on stored interstitial fluid, blood or tissue samples. Specific markers identified from interstitial fluid study will be investigated in blood samples to develop serum markers for breast cancer diagnosis and prognosis. Additionally, we will perform both prospective and retrospective research on breast cancer involving clinical, demographic, epidemiologic information, treatment, follow-up and outcomes on breast nodule/cancer cases collected.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Proteomics Research of Breast Cancer Markers in Interstitial Fluid and Serum|
Subjects will be asked to allow us to collect an extra 2 tablespoons of blood at the time of pre-operative blood work. For those subjects with cancer who undergo surgery, a follow-up blood sample will be collected prior to chemotherapy, radiation, or hormonal therapy, and every six months afterwards at the time of their standard clinic/office visit for two years, then once a year for year 3-5. This will allow researchers to examine the samples to determine if blood changes over time after surgery, and what type of result may indicate a risk for recurrence.
Any remaining blood samples not used for the study will remain in the laboratory for future research.
|Study Start Date:||September 2009|
|Contact: Cathy Van Every, BSN||412-781-3744 ext email@example.com|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|UPMC St. Margaret||Recruiting|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15215|
|Contact: Cathy Van Every, BSN 412-781-3744 ext 112 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Min Sun, MD, PhD|