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Procurement of Follicular B Cell Lymphoma Cells for the Purpose of Possible Use in Future Clinical Trials

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eric Jacobsen, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier:
First received: June 15, 2007
Last updated: March 8, 2017
Last verified: March 2017
In order to learn more about follicular lymphoma and anti-cancer vaccines, we are collecting samples from people with this diagnosis. We then hope to make a vaccine from this tissue to help the immune system destroy cancer cells. We plan on keeping samples in the tissue bank indefinitely.

Condition Intervention
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Procedure: Procurement of Follicular B Cell Lymphoma Cells

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Procurement of Follicular B Cell Lymphoma Cells From Blood, Tissue or Malignant Effusion for the Purpose of Possible Use in Future Clinical Trials: A Minimal Risk Protocol

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Further study details as provided by Eric Jacobsen, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tissue collection for vaccine generation [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Collect eligible patient samples that potentially could be used to prepare autologous cell vaccines and possibly prepare autologous tumor cell injection for vaccine induced delayed-type hypersensitiviy evaluation for the companion treatment protocol. There will be no analysis performed on this protocol, the analysis will occur on a companion vaccination protocol. Patients will be consented to this protocol separately.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole Blood Lymph node biopsy Drainage of an effusion Bone marrow biopsy

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: June 2007
Study Completion Date: January 2017
Primary Completion Date: January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Procurement of Follicular B Cell Lymphoma Cells
    Participants will undergo the following procedure(s) that are appropriate for collecting their tissue: Blood collection, lymph node biopsy, drainage of an effusion, or bone marrow biopsy
Detailed Description:
- The following tests and procedures will be performed: Approximately 50cc of peripheral blood will be drawn and stored in the tissue bank; patients who have follicular lymphoma cells circulating in the blood will have about 40cc's of blood drawn and stored for processing; patients undergoing a lymph node biopsy will have samples of the biopsy stored; patients having fluid drained from the abdomen or from around the lung will have some of their fluid saved to cell collection and processing; patients undergoing a bone marrow biopsy will have some of the sample stored for cell collection and processing.

Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Participants are selected because they have Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Relapsed, refractory or de novo histologically confirmed follicular B-cell lymphoma with accessible lymph nodes, tumor mass or malignant effusion or peripheral blood
  • 35 years of age or older

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Uncontrolled active infection
  • HIV or viral Hepatitis infection
  • Other current malignancies except any in situ cancer or basal or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • Autoimmune cytopenias
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00487513

United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Principal Investigator: Eric Jacobsen, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  More Information

Responsible Party: Eric Jacobsen, MD, Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT00487513     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 06-276
Study First Received: June 15, 2007
Last Updated: March 8, 2017

Keywords provided by Eric Jacobsen, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Follicular B Cell lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017