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Epidemiology Controls Using Healthy Participants

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: May 21, 2007
Last updated: October 13, 2015
Last verified: October 2015

The goal of this research study is to identify biologic and lifestyle factors that may increase a person's risk of developing certain types of cancer.


  1. Enroll healthy participants who can serve as controls for approved IRB case-control protocols ID00-098 and ID03-0250.
  2. Obtain detailed risk factor and food frequency questionnaires.
  3. Collect and store blood samples on all participants.

Condition Intervention
Behavioral: Questionnaire

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Epidemiology Controls Using Healthy Participants

Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To identify biologic and lifestyle factors that may increase a person's risk of developing certain types of cancer. [ Time Frame: 6 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
2 ½ tablespoons of blood drawn.

Estimated Enrollment: 1500
Study Start Date: June 2004
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Person with no history of cancer.
Behavioral: Questionnaire
50 Minute Interview
Other Name: Survey

Detailed Description:

For this study, you will be asked to complete a personal interview. During the interview, you will be asked questions about your demographics (age, sex, etc.), certain environmental exposures, your medical history, family history, your diet, and your smoking and alcohol use histories. It should take around 50 minutes to complete the interview.

You will also have around 2 ½ tablespoons of blood drawn for special tests. These tests will look for any biologic factors associated with certain cancers. The interview and blood draw will be scheduled at the time and place of your convenience. You will not be informed of the results of any of the testing done with your samples.

There is a possibility that you might be contacted in the future about if researchers need clarification on any of information already collected. You are free to refuse any further participation if you wish.

This is an investigational study. Up to 1,500 participants will take part in this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Individuals 18 years or older with no history of cancer.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Individuals ages 18 and over with no prior cancer
  2. Willing and able to complete an administered questionnaire
  3. Willing and able to donate 30 mL of blood

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Individuals with prior cancer
  2. Individuals under the age of 18
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00476632

United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Sara Strom, PHD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00476632     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2004-0112  P50CA100632  5R01CA070917-08 
Study First Received: May 21, 2007
Last Updated: October 13, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board
United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Controls processed this record on September 27, 2016