Genetic Susceptibility to Kidney Cancer

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified December 2010 by Baylor College of Medicine.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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First received: February 26, 2009
Last updated: December 2, 2010
Last verified: December 2010

This study will further the understanding of the genetic events leading to the development of RCC; explore the genetic basis for genetic instability and how it affects cancer risk; and eventually provide a means of identifying a subgroup of individuals who are most likely to develop RCC. Such individuals may then be targeted for intervention programs such as chemoprevention or dietary modification.

Renal Cell Carcinoma

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Genetic Susceptibility to Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Further study details as provided by Baylor College of Medicine:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

We will utilize the blood collected to run several laboratory analyses that will assess DNA damage/repair, telomere length, telomerase activity, and other genetic instability as predictors of RCC risk. All information linking this unique identifier to the participant will be kept in a secure location under lock-and-key password protected.

In addition, RCC tumor and adjacent normal tissue samples may be obtained from the MDACC Institutional Tissue Bank (ITB) for cases only. The samples obtained will be left over from surgical procedures, so as to prevent any additional distress to the patient.

Estimated Enrollment: 1600
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Healthy adults, of any ethnicity, or sex, and with no previous history of cancer, except for non-melanoma skin cancer
Adult patients with newly diagnosed (diagnosed within the year of enrollment) renal carcinoma (RCC) any ethnicity, or sex, who have not received prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Adult patients with newly diagnosed (diagnosed within the year of enrollment) with possible Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients of any ethnicity or sex, who have a been diagnosed with possible Renal Cell Carcinoma within the past year.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Must not have received chemotherapy, biological therapy or radiation therapy in the 6 months preceding enrollment will
  • Must not have had RCC, or metastatic RCC,
  • Must not have had a renal transplantation
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00854022

Contact: Carmen Bedford 713-798-2179

United States, Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center Recruiting
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Contact: XIFENG WU    713-745-2485   
Sub-Investigator: Richard E. Link, MD, PhD         
Sub-Investigator: Brian J. Miles, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Baylor College of Medicine
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Seth P. Lerner, MD Baylor College of Medicine
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Seth P. Lerner, MD, Baylor College of Medicine Identifier: NCT00854022     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-17150
Study First Received: February 26, 2009
Last Updated: December 2, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Disease Susceptibility
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Disease Attributes
Kidney Diseases
Kidney Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Pathologic Processes
Urogenital Neoplasms
Urologic Diseases
Urologic Neoplasms processed this record on October 02, 2015