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Cytogenetic Study of Ocular Melanoma

This study is currently recruiting participants.
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Verified September 2017 by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
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First received: June 26, 2006
Last updated: September 12, 2017
Last verified: September 2017
Patients who are diagnosed with choroidal melanoma and undergo I-125 plaque or enucleation surgery consent to participate in the study. A tumor sample taken during surgery is studied in the lab for genetic features. These features and features of subjects' clinical course are recorded. Analysis of the data may identify genetic features that are indicative of prognostic factors including risk of metastasis.

Choroidal Melanoma

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Molecular and Cytogenetic Studies of Ocular Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Actual Study Start Date: January 8, 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 31, 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 31, 2020 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
The Jules Stein Eye Institute Ocular Melanoma Research Group is conducting cytogenetic studies of choroidal melanoma to improve the screening of biopsy samples of choroidal melanoma through cytogenetic analysis. Our goal is to identify molecular probes that specifically target regions of chromosomes that undergo changes characteristic of metastatic choroidal melanoma.

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
Patients who have been diagnosed with ocular melanoma, and underwent melanoma treatment at our facility.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient with diagnosis of ocular melanoma
  2. Patient with local treatment plan for ocular melanoma- plaque brachytherapy or enucleation
  3. Patient 18 years of age or older
  4. Archival enucleation specimens with diagnosis of ocular melanoma

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patient who refuses local melanoma treatment
  2. Patient who refuses to participate in this study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00344799

Contact: Tara A McCannel, MD, PhD 310-206-7484
Contact: Brenda Rangel 310 794-9962

United States, California
Jules Stein Eye Institute Recruiting
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Contact: Brenda Rangel    310-794-9962   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Tara M McCannel, MD, PhD Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
Study Director: Bradley R Straatsma, MD, JD Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
Study Chair: Lynn Gordon, MD, PhD Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
Study Chair: Ben Glasgow, MD Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
Study Chair: Nagesh P Rao, PhD UCLA Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00344799     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UCLA IRB#04-12-084
Study First Received: June 26, 2006
Last Updated: September 12, 2017

Keywords provided by Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center:
Choroidal Melanoma
Choroidal Malignant Melanoma
Ocular Melanoma
Uveal Melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas processed this record on September 21, 2017