Identifying Cancer Genes in in Blood and Bone Marrow Samples From Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: July 15, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood and bone marrow in the laboratory from patients with cancer may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify genes related to cancer. It may also help doctors diagnose cancer and predict how patients will respond to treatment.

PURPOSE: This research study is identifying cancer-related genes in blood and/or bone marrow samples from patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

Condition Intervention
Genetic: microarray analysis
Genetic: polymerase chain reaction

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Identification of Target Genes for Diagnosis and Prognosis of AML Using a Custom-Design Microarray

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Further study details as provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlation of increased or decreased expression of same transcripts with disease outcome [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Minimum number of genes that can be used for precise diagnosis of each of the three subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Identification of individual genes that are differentially expressed between the subtypes of AMLs [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Correlation of the patterns of expression of the translocation-specific transcripts with age, sex, race, response to treatment, survival, and with other known mutations [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • To identify and validate individual genes for diagnosis of three major translocations in acute myeloid leukemia.
  • To correlate transcript expression data in the various translocations with age, sex, race, response to treatment, and survival and with other known mutations.

OUTLINE: Blood and/or bone marrow samples previously procured from patients on CALGB-9665 are obtained from the CALGB Leukemia Tissue Bank from patients enrolled on CALGB AML treatment studies. Mononuclear cells are isolated from samples and mRNA is extracted. Gene expression profiles are analyzed via custom mRNA microarray and confirmed by quantitative real-time PCR.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Enrolled on CALGB acute myeloid leukemia (AML) treatment studies AND concurrently enrolled on Leukemia Tissue Bank Protocol CALGB-9665

    • Short-term or long-term survivor
  • Bone marrow and/or peripheral blood obtained at diagnosis
  • Leukemia is one of the following cytogenetic subtypes:

    • t(8;21)
    • t(15;17)
    • inv(16)


  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00897182

United States, Indiana
Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States, 46845
United States, North Carolina
Wayne Memorial Hospital, Incorporated
Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States, 27534
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cancer and Leukemia Group B
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Janet Rowley, MD University of Chicago
  More Information Identifier: NCT00897182     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000595708  CALGB-20801 
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: July 15, 2013
Health Authority: Unspecified

Keywords provided by Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology:
adult acute myeloid leukemia in remission
adult acute myeloid leukemia with inv(16)(p13;q22)
adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(15;17)(q22;q12)
adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(8;21)(q22;q22)
childhood acute myeloid leukemia in remission
recurrent adult acute myeloid leukemia
recurrent childhood acute myeloid leukemia
secondary acute myeloid leukemia
untreated adult acute myeloid leukemia
untreated childhood acute myeloid leukemia and other myeloid malignancies

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Leukemia, Myeloid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type processed this record on May 26, 2016