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Prognostic Factors for All Types of Cancer Combined (ProFaCo)

This study has been completed.
Maastricht University Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dennis Japink, Atrium Medical Center Identifier:
First received: June 23, 2008
Last updated: April 5, 2016
Last verified: April 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate every possible applicability of flow cytometrical analysis in the intracellular detection of tumor-related material in activated macrophages in the broadest range of cancer types.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Flow Cytometrical Analysis of the Human Immune System to Assess Tumor-related Material Piling up in Activated Macrophages in All Relevant Cancer Types.

Further study details as provided by Dennis Japink, Atrium Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • screening and followup [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

white cells




Enrollment: 520
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2015
Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
all patients diagnosed or suspected of cancerous conditions in the broadest sense of the word

Inclusion Criteria:

  • (Suspicion of) presence of cancer in the broadest sense of the word
  • Must be able to understand and sign written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00704587

Atrium Medical Centre Parkstad
Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands, 6401 PC
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands, 6202 AZ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Atrium Medical Center
Maastricht University Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Dennis Japink, MD Atrium Medical Centre Parkstad, Heerlen
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dennis Japink, drs, Atrium Medical Center Identifier: NCT00704587     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ProFaCo
METC 06-p-47
MEC 08-02-030
Study First Received: June 23, 2008
Last Updated: April 5, 2016

Keywords provided by Dennis Japink, Atrium Medical Center:
cancer occurence
cancer recurrence
neo-adjuvant treatment response measurement processed this record on June 22, 2017