AIDS and Cancer Specimen Bank (ACSB)
The purpose of this study is to obtain clinical specimens from pathologists and physicians involved in the diagnosis and care of patients with AIDS and non-AIDS associated malignancies.
The National Cancer Institute has set up a Bank for tissues and biological fluids from HIVpositive and HIV-negative individuals in order to have specimens available for scientists studying malignancies associated with HIV disease.
Kaposi's Sarcoma AIDS Related
Kaposi's Sarcoma Classical
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||AIDS and Cancer Specimen Bank (ACSB)|
- Identify and improve access to tumor tissue, biological specimens, and associated clinical outcome data that could be utilized for research by the research community at-large on the pathogenesis of HIV and non-HIV associated malignancies. [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
Blood, urine, other bodily fluids (eg, pleural fluid), and tumor tissue obtained from patients.
|Study Start Date:||June 1997|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The overall goal of the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Bank is to obtain clinical specimens from pathologists and physicians involved in the diagnosis and care of patients with AIDS and non- AIDS associated malignancies. These specimens will be banked and linked to a clinical data set so that experimental results obtained by analysis of specific specimens can be linked to relevant clinical data. Contents of the ACSB will be made available to researchers through an application to the National Cancer Institute. Strict patient confidentiality protection guidelines are in place for all specimens in the ACSB. The objective of this protocol is to obtain clinical specimens from potential participants in clinical trials conducted by the AIDS Malignancies Consortium, and from other patients with and without HIV infection, who have AIDS-Associated malignancies.
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10065|
|Principal Investigator:||David Straus, MD||Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|