Metabolomics-Based Detection of Colorectal Cancer (metabolomics)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 26, 2007
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Indiana University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to collect specimens to perform metabolic profiling of serum and urine from patients with colorectal cancer, colon polyps and healthy patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Colorectal Cancer Other: No intervention

Detailed Description:
In this study, metabolite profiling analysis will be carried out on colon cancer patients at the time of diagnosis and during the course of treatment, using patient tissue and serum samples. Samples of serum (1 ml) and tissue specimens (50 mg each) from colorectal cancer patients (stages I-IV) and serum samples from an equal number of age and gender-matched healthy controls will be obtained under identical (8-hour overnight fasting) conditions. Metabolic profiles will be identified using the NMR and MS instruments located in Purdue's on-campus NMR and MS facilities. Multivariate statistical analyses will be used to monitor changing metabolite profiles that indicate changes in disease status. We anticipate that putative biomarkers will be easier to identify in the cancerous tissue, and the concentrations of these metabolites will then be quantified in the patients' serum, that ultimately would allow for easier detection of colon cancer.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 69 participants
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Metabolomics-Based Detection of Colorectal Cancer
Study Start Date : July 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2012

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Intervention Details:
  • Other: No intervention
    Correlative study collecting serum and tissue samples

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. •Perform metabolic profiling of tissue,serum & urine from pts w/ colorectal cancer (stages I-IV), healthy controls & pts w/ colorectal polyps & correlate results. [ Time Frame: 1 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Correlate changes of serum & urine biomarkers /p trt to predict response or toxicity,& correlate w/other treatment outcomes. Compare the metabolic profile between pts w/various stages of colorectal cancer. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
serum, urine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
colorectal cancer patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with resectable colorectal cancer must have samples collected (serum/urine) prior to surgery and/or after surgery, but prior to starting chemotherapy.
  • Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer must have samples collected prior to initiating chemotherapy, and after chemotherapy initiation: every 3 months for up to 24 months.
  • Subjects must be ≥ 18 years of age.
  • Subjects undergoing screening colonoscopy are able to participate as healthy controls or as patients with colon polyps if colonoscopy identifies colon polyps being present (informed consent will be signed first and samples will be collected; after colonoscopy the samples will be identified as "healthy" or "polyps").
  • For patients who underwent biopsy or surgery for colorectal cancer, enough tissue needs to be available for testing, as appropriate per patients groups in the protocol Schema.
  • Subjects must be able to attend follow up or treatment visits per investigator's recommendations for up to 24 months for collection of serum/urine specimens.
  • Female patients known to be pregnant are not eligible for this protocol.
  • Subjects must be able to undergo an 8-hr overnight fast prior to metabolomic testing

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of an invasive cancer other than colorectal cancer is an exclusion criterion

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00507598

United States, Indiana
Indiana University Cancer Center
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Indiana University
Principal Investigator: Elena Chiorean, MD Indiana University

Responsible Party: Indiana University Identifier: NCT00507598     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0706-03: IUCRO-0198
First Posted: July 26, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 11, 2014
Last Verified: September 2014

Keywords provided by Indiana University:
colorectal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Colorectal Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases