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Blood, Urine, and Tissue Collection for Cutaneous Lymphoma, Eczema, and Atopic Dermatitis Research

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified September 2016 by University of Pittsburgh
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oleg E. Akilov, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Identifier:
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: September 23, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
This is a tissue, urine, and blood banking protocol for cutaneous t-cell lymphoma (CTCL), eczema, and atopic dermatitis patients for current and future research.

Condition Intervention
Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
Sezary Syndrome
Mycosis Fungoides
Atopic Dermatitis
Other: Blood draw or skin biopsy

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Peripheral Blood, Urine and Skin Sample Collection for Cutaneous Lymphoma, Eczema, and Atopic Dermatitis Research

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of Pittsburgh:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proteomics of Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma [ Time Frame: Ongoing ]
    Proteomic variables will be measured in blood and tissue of consented CTCL patients.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
White blood cells and/or skin biopsy tissue are retained.

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2024
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2023 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Those subjects with cutaneous t-cell lymphoma and Sezary syndrome, atopic dermatitis, or eczema
Other: Blood draw or skin biopsy
Up to 9 blood draws/year of 60 ml of whole blood. One 6 mm punch biopsy may be obtained up to 4 times per year.

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this study is to provide a central mechanism for monitoring access to peripheral blood, urine, and skin specimens obtained from CTCL, eczema, and atopic dermatitis patients to monitor:

  • immunologic assays/flow cytometry
  • tumor progression/regression
  • genomic studies
  • proteomic studies
  • others germane to the advancement of CTCL treatment

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Subjects with cutaneous t-cell lymphoma and/or Sezary syndrome and atopic dermatitis or eczema patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18 or older
  • able and willing to provide informed consent
  • diagnosed with CTCL
  • diagnosed with either atopic dermatitis or eczema

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of CTCL, atopic dermatitis, or eczema diagnosis in medical record
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00177268

Contact: Sue A. McCann, MSN, RN 412-864-3681

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Contact: Sue A. McCann, M.S.N., R.N.    412-624-3782   
Sub-Investigator: Louis Falo, M.D., Ph.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Sue A. McCann, MSN, RN         
Sub-Investigator: Patrizia Fuschiotti, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Hassane Zarour, MD         
Principal Investigator: Oleg E. Akilov, MD, Ph.D         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator: Oleg E Akilov, M.D., PhD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

Responsible Party: Oleg E. Akilov, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT00177268     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0411029
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: September 23, 2016
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma
Sezary Syndrome
Mycosis Fungoides
Blood/tissue banking
atopic dermatitis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Dermatitis, Atopic
Mycosis Fungoides
Sezary Syndrome
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Skin Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
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