Collecting and Storing Blood Samples From Patients With Cancer
RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of blood from patients with cancer to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future.
PURPOSE: This research study is collecting and storing blood samples from patients with cancer.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
Multiple Myeloma and Plasma Cell Neoplasm
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Unspecified Childhood Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Banking DNA for Analysis of Genetic Polymorphisms in Patients With Cancer|
- DNA repository for long-term storage of DNA obtained from patients treated at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey [ Time Frame: Indefinite ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Investigative mechanism to allow correlations between genetic polymorphisms and clinical outcomes [ Time Frame: Indefinite ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
|Study Start Date:||March 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||May 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- To establish a repository for long-term storage of DNA obtained from patients treated at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
- To establish a mechanism whereby investigators can analyze correlations between genetic polymorphisms and clinical outcomes (e.g., response to treatment).
OUTLINE: Additional blood samples are collected for banking from patients while they are scheduled for routine blood draw as a part of their normal care. Samples are stored in a secure place under the control of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Tissue Retrieval service. The samples may be used for DNA, RNA, or protein extraction and analyses, as well as generation of cell lines.
Demographic data (ethnicity, race, age, and sex), diagnosis, family history, and previous treatments (chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery) are recorded on the case report form and kept in a secure location in the Office of Human Research Services (OHRS).
Patients may have their samples removed and destroyed at any time.
|Principal Investigator:||Kim Hirshfield, MD, PhD||Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey|