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Biomarkers to Predict Response to Interferon Therapy in Patients With Melanoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2007 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: August 20, 2010
Last verified: December 2007

RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of blood from patients with cancer to study in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that may occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer, and may help doctors learn how well patients will respond to treatment.

PURPOSE: This laboratory study is looking at biomarkers to predict the response to interferon therapy in patients with melanoma.

Condition Intervention
Melanoma (Skin)
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Multiplex Analysis of Serum Biomarkers for Prediction Interferon Therapy Response in Melanoma Patients

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Generation of a comprehensive multiplexed array of melanoma-associated serological markers
  • Changes in the profile of serological markers induced by interferon-alfa 2b therapy
  • Panels of serological markers with prognostic and predictive power for interferon-alfa 2b response

Estimated Enrollment: 1716
Detailed Description:


  • Generate a comprehensive multiplexed array of melanoma-associated serological markers and validate it using serum samples from patients with melanoma and healthy control participants.
  • Determine changes in the profile of serological markers induced by interferon-alfa 2b (IFN-α2b) therapy.
  • Define panels of serological markers with prognostic and predictive power for IFN-α2b therapy responses in patients with melanoma.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Serum samples are used for multiplex analyses. Biomarkers to be assessed include cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, angiogenic and antiangiogenic molecules, matrix metalloproteases (MMPs), tissue inhibitors of MMPs (TIMPs), melanoma-associated antigens, basic fibroblast growth factor, insulin-like growth factor I and II, thrombospondin, endostatin, angiostatin, vasostatin, and vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 1,716 samples will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes


  • Diagnosis of melanoma OR healthy volunteer (control)


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00897546

Sponsors and Collaborators
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Elieser Gorelik, MD, PhD University of Pittsburgh
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00897546     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000489213
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: August 20, 2010

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent melanoma
stage IV melanoma
stage IA melanoma
stage IB melanoma
stage IIA melanoma
stage IIB melanoma
stage IIC melanoma
stage IIIA melanoma
stage IIIB melanoma
stage IIIC melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Antineoplastic Agents
Antiviral Agents
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