Biological Specimen Collection for Laboratory Methods Development and Training Purposes
This study will collect biological samples-buccal cells, blood sample, skin sample-to be used in developing and testing laboratory methods for measuring and analyzing genes. Such methods can be used for research on identifying genetic factors that may affect a person's cancer risk.
All individuals age 21 and older may participate in this study. Participants will provide one or more of the following samples:
- Buccal (mouth) cells - obtained by swishing a small amount of mouthwash in the mouth or by swabbing or bushing the inside of the cheek with a swab or brush.
- Blood - obtained by pricking the finger and collecting the drops or by blood drawing through a needle placed in an arm vein.
- Skin - obtained by a punch biopsy on the inner upper arm. For this procedure, the skin is anesthetized and a small piece of skin is removed with a sharp instrument similar to a cookie cutter. The wound is then covered and held together with a sterile bandage. A small scar, approximately 1/8-inch long, will be left.
Most participants will be asked to provide only a buccal sample; blood and/or skin samples will be requested from a few participants. The blood and skin samples may be used to grow cell lines; that is, to make them grow indefinitely for research uses.
|Official Title:||Biological Specimen Collection for Laboratory Methods Development and for Training Purposes|
|Study Start Date:||October 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||September 2005|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00025831
|United States, Maryland|
|National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|