Collection of Tissue Samples From Patients With Stage III or Stage IV Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue and ascites fluid from patients to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer.
PURPOSE: This pre-clinical research study is collecting tissue samples and ascites fluid from patients with stage III or stage IV ovarian/primary peritoneal/fallopian tube epithelial cancer.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Orthotopic Propagation of Primary Human Ovarian Tumors for Preclinical Investigation of Novel Anti-Tumor Agents.|
- Establishment of a "live" library of primary ovarian epithelial tumors [ Time Frame: 5 year follow up of outcome. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Our approach is to establish a "live" library of primary tumors from patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer by transplanting this tissue into a host mouse model. This preclinical model system will allow us to test the response to standard and novel therapeutics and will provide a perpetual tumor archive for future experiments that will probe critical molecular pathways involved in the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer and similar cancer types (primary peritoneal and fallopian tube).
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
Metastatic and primary tumor tissue.
|Study Start Date:||November 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||March 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||March 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with presumed Stage III-IV ovarian, primary fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal papillary serous carcinoma.
- To generate a translational ovarian cancer model using tumor tissue and cells from patients with stage III-IV ovarian/primary peritoneal/fallopian tube epithelial cancer for drug response and development.
OUTLINE: Tissue and fluid samples are collected at the time of surgery or paracentesis and used in laboratory experiments and in animal models. Health data is collected from patient medical records before, during, and after surgery.
After surgery, patients are followed up for 5 years.
|United States, Tennessee|
|Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center|
|Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-6838|
|Principal Investigator:||Dineo Khabele, MD||Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center|