Study of Genes and the Environment in Patients With Prostate Cancer Residing in the East Anglia, Trent, or West Midlands Regions of the United Kingdom
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer.
PURPOSE: This study is looking at genetic susceptibility and the interactions between genes and the environment in patients with prostate cancer.
Genetic: polymorphism analysis
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Other: questionnaire administration
|Official Title:||A Population Based Study of Genetic Predisposition and Gene-Environment Interactions in Prostate Cancer in East Anglia, Trent and West Midlands|
- Acquisition of epidemiological information and biological material
- Identification of novel cancer susceptibility genes
- Estimation of the age and sex-specific risks associated with variants in predisposition genes
- Evaluation interactions between polymorphisms in predisposition genes and potential lifestyle risk factors
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
- To obtain epidemiological information and biological material on a population-based series of prostate cancer cases.
- To identify novel cancer susceptibility genes by comparison of genotype frequencies in cases with the corresponding frequencies in large control series.
- To estimate the age and sex-specific risks associated with variants in predisposition genes.
- To evaluate interactions between polymorphisms in predisposition genes and potential lifestyle risk factors.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Patients complete a detailed epidemiological questionnaire, including information on education, occupation, smoking habits, alcohol consumption, height, weight, family history of cancer, and past medical history.
Blood samples are collected from patients. DNA is extracted from these blood samples and from samples collected from cancer-free control participants in MREC-SEARCH-CONTROL as well as from additional controls through the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC) study (a population based study of diet and health based in Norfolk, East Anglia). DNA samples are analyzed for polymorphisms of low penetrance cancer susceptibility genes.
In addition to the prostate cancer patients recruited for this study, patients with breast, ovarian, endometrial, colorectal, bladder, kidney, pancreatic, brain and esophageal cancer, malignant melanoma, and lymphoma cancer are recruited in the following related clinical trials: MREC-SEARCH-BREAST, MREC-SEARCH-OVARIAN, MREC-SEARCH-ENDOMETRIAL, MREC-SEARCH-COLORECTAL, and MREC-SEARCH-CANCER.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00758173
|University of Cambridge Cancer Research UK|
|Cambridge, England, United Kingdom, CB1 8RN|
|Study Chair:||Paul Pharoah, MD||Cancer Research UK|