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Diagnostic Study of Gene Alterations in Children Who Have Been Treated for Relapsed Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group Identifier:
First received: November 1, 1999
Last updated: August 6, 2014
Last verified: August 2014

RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as genetic testing, may improve the ability to detect acute lymphocytic leukemia and determine the extent of disease.

PURPOSE: Diagnostic study to try to detect changes in the genes of children who have been treated for relapsed acute lymphocytic leukemia.

Condition Intervention
Leukemia Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: The Incidence and Prognostic Significance of P16 INK4A/ P15 INK4B Gene Alterations in Children With Relapsed ALL Treated on CCG-1941

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Further study details as provided by Children's Oncology Group:

Study Start Date: April 1999
Primary Completion Date: April 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the incidence of p16/p15 homozygous deletions and p15 promoter hypermethylation in acute lymphocytic leukemia cells of children treated on protocol CCG-1941.
  • Determine the prognostic importance of p16/p15 abnormalities in these children.
  • Determine the presence or absence of p16/p15 abnormalities in the dominant clone at diagnosis if present at relapse in these patients.

OUTLINE: Frozen cells are obtained from samples collected on protocol CCG-1941. DNA is isolated and examined using Southern blot analysis to assay for deletions and promoter hypermethylation of p16 and/or p15.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: Approximately 100 samples will be obtained for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of acute lymphocytic leukemia and treated on protocol CCG-1941
  • Material cryopreserved in the CCG cell bank



  • Children

Performance status:

  • Not specified

Life expectancy:

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Biologic therapy:

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Endocrine therapy:

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  • See Disease Characteristics
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00003933

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Stephen P. Hunger, MD University of Florida
  More Information

Responsible Party: Children's Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00003933     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B9805
COG-B9805 ( Other Identifier: Children's Oncology Group )
CCG-B9805 ( Other Identifier: Children's Cancer Group )
CDR0000067125 ( Other Identifier: Clinical )
Study First Received: November 1, 1999
Last Updated: August 6, 2014

Keywords provided by Children's Oncology Group:
recurrent childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms processed this record on September 20, 2017