Detection of Circulating Osteosarcoma Tumor Cells in the Blood of Patients Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction
This study focusses on finding out if osteosarcoma can be detected in blood. The cells will be measured by a new laboratory technique called the polymerase chain reaction. This new technique can identify one tumor cell among one million normal cells. Using this technique Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center research doctors may be able to detect tumor cells that could not be identified any other way. This test will be in addition to cancer treatment and will not replace any other test used normally. As this technique is still unproved the results will not be given to patients or patient's doctors and will not be used to change cancer treatment.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Detection of Circulating Osteosarcoma Tumor Cells in the Blood of Patients Using the Polymerase Chain Reaction|
- To determine if circulating osteosarcoma cells can be reliably detected and quantitated in the blood of patients with localized and advanced osteosarcoma. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To determine the frequency circulating osteosarcoma cells can be detected in the blood of patients at diagnosis, during therapy, at the completion of all planned therapy and at relapse. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- To determine if the presence of circulating osteosarcoma tumor cells is associated with patient outcome. [ Time Frame: conclusion of the study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2000|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Peripheral blood samples (6-9 ml) will be collected in purple top tubes, when routine laboratory tests are being drawn. The blood will be drawn through central venous catheters, whenever possible.
Other: Blood draw
Peripheral blood samples (6-9 ml) will be collected in purple top tubes, when routine laboratory tests are being drawn. The blood will be drawn through central venous catheters, whenever possible. Blood will be drawn once from patients with malignant diagnoses other than osteosarcoma, neuroblastoma, Ewing's sarcoma or synovial sarcoma. In patients with osteosarcoma we will obtain blood when baseline laboratory tests are obtained, after every two cycles of treatment (approximately every six weeks), at the end of planned surgery and chemotherapy, every three months for the first year off therapy and yearly thereafter. We will also obtain blood if the patient relapses.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00588510
|United States, New York|
|Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center|
|New York, New York, United States, 10065|
|Principal Investigator:||Paul Meyers, MD||Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|