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Evaluation of Non-Invasive Assays for the Detection of Urothelial Cancer

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Verified September 2016 by Linda Topjian, Lahey Clinic
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Linda Topjian, Lahey Clinic Identifier:
First received: March 27, 2009
Last updated: September 6, 2016
Last verified: September 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine if analysis of DNA and protein material found in urine will be useful in the detection of urothelial cancer of the bladder and kidney. This analysis may be helpful to determine if how a particular cancer will act regarding remission and recurrence

Urothelial Cancer Cancer Bladder Neoplasms Urinary Bladder Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Evaluation of Non-Invasive Assays for the Detection of Urothelial Cancer of the Bladder and Kidney

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Further study details as provided by Linda Topjian, Lahey Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the utility of emerging technologies in the detection of bladder tumor cells using non-invasive approaches utilizing voided urine samples. [ Time Frame: Ongoing Lab analysis for study duration: final data completion date ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: September 2002
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2025
Estimated Primary Completion Date: October 2025 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Bladder Cancer Group:

Patients scheduled to have a cystectomy or cystoscopy of their bladder with possible removal or biopsy of bladder tumor or tissue.

Two urine samples collected at the time of the scheduled procedure:

One sample collected through voiding. The other sample collected from atheterized urine in the operating room. Additional urine samples may be collected at each follow up visit over two years. These samples will be obtained via voiding, standard urine sample collection.

Control Group: Patients with no known evidence of bladder cancer. One urine sample will be collected through voiding, as with standard urine sample collection at the time of clinic visit.

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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
Lahey Clinic patients presenting to the Department of Urology and Primary Care Referrals

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients scheduled to have a nephroureterectomy, cystectomy, cytoscopy (newly diagnosed bladder cancer and those with recurrent disease in follow up)
  • Control Group: No known evidence of bladder cancer-one urine sample
  • > than 18 years of age

Exclusion Criteria:

  • < than 18 years of age
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00872495

Contact: Kimberly Rieger-Christ, PhD 781-744-2969
Contact: Linda M. Topjian 781-744-8711

United States, Massachusetts
Lahey Clinic, Inc. Recruiting
Burlington, Massachusetts, United States, 01805
Sub-Investigator: Arthur Mourtzinos, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Andrea Sorcini, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Leonard Zinman, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Ali Moinzadeh, M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: David Canes, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Lahey Clinic
Principal Investigator: Kimberly Rieger-Christ, PhD Lahey Clinic, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Linda Topjian, study coordinator, Lahey Clinic Identifier: NCT00872495     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2002-061
Study First Received: March 27, 2009
Last Updated: September 6, 2016

Keywords provided by Linda Topjian, Lahey Clinic:
Urothelial Cancer
Bladder Neoplasms
Urinary Bladder Cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017