Collection of Blood, Bone Marrow, Tumor, or Tissue Samples From Patients With Cancer to Study Drug Resistance
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00026663|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 15, 2001
Last Update Posted : January 26, 2018
This study will examine blood, bone marrow, tumor and tissue samples from patients with cancer to study tumor resistance to chemotherapy (drug treatment). Many patients with cancer improve initially with chemotherapy, but then have a disease relapse, after which their tumor no longer responds to treatment. Other patients tumors are drug-resistant from the start. The study will look for "resistance factors" substances in blood and tissues that render tumors resistant to chemotherapy. The findings may provide information needed to develop methods of combating drug resistance.
Patients with cancer who are 18 years or older may be eligible for this study. Participants will have 40 milliliters (3 tablespoons) of blood drawn at the beginning of the study; additional samples will be obtained periodically during the course of treatment. A small sample of tumor or normal tissue will be taken from patients who undergo surgery or tumor biopsy (removal of a small piece of tumor) for medical reasons or as part of a research treatment protocol. Patients who do not require surgery or biopsy may be asked permission to obtain a tumor sample. Depending on the location of the tumor, this may be done by: 1) withdrawing bone marrow through a small needle; 2) removing fluid from the chest or abdomen; 3) removing a small tumor sample through a needle; or 4) removing the sample with a small incision into or around the tumor. These procedures will be done only if they are of low risk to the patient.
|Condition or disease|
|Renal Cell Carcinoma Lung Carcinoma Cervical Carcinoma|
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|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Official Title:||Collection of Blood, Fluid, Bone Marrow, Tumor, or Tissue Samples From Patients With Cancer or Normal Volunteers|
|Study Start Date :||February 17, 2000|
Cancer patients and normal volunteers providing tissue for research studies
- Obtain specimens to develop assays [ Time Frame: End of study ]Obtain sufficient number of samples for a given test.
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00026663
|Contact: Julie C Barnes, R.N.||(240) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: William D Figg, Pharm.D.||(240) email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact National Cancer Institute Referral Office (888) NCI-1937|
|Principal Investigator:||William D Figg, Pharm.D.||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|