Studying Tumor Tissue Samples and Blood Samples to Learn More About DNA Changes in Patients With Lung Cancer

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2015 by University of California, Davis
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First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: May 7, 2015
Last verified: May 2015

RATIONALE: Studying samples of tumor tissue and 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 laboratory study is looking at tumor tissue samples and blood samples to learn more about DNA changes in patients with lung cancer.

Lung Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: EGFR Pathway Mutations in Lung Cancer Patient Tumors and Blood

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Further study details as provided by University of California, Davis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Mutational status of the EGFR pathway [ Time Frame: up to 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Archival tissue specimens and blood samples

Estimated Enrollment: 800
Study Start Date: May 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patients with lung cancer
Collection of archival tumor specimen at the beginning of the study and collection of blood samples at the beginning of the study and then at regular intervals

Detailed Description:


  • Examine the mutational status of the EGFR pathway in tumor and blood samples from patients with lung cancer.
  • Correlate the EGFR pathway mutations in these samples with clinical outcomes of these patients.

OUTLINE: Archived tumor tissue and blood samples are analyzed via PCR to detect EGFR pathway mutations in DNA.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with lung cancer


  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed lung cancer


  • Not specified


  • May have received prior EGFR inhibitors
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00899405

United States, California
University of California Davis Cancer Center Recruiting
Sacramento, California, United States, 95817
Contact: Clinical Trials Office - University of California Davis Cancer    916-734-3089      
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Davis
Principal Investigator: Philip C. Mack, PhD University of California, Davis
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: University of California, Davis Identifier: NCT00899405     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000583056, UCD-155, UCD-200412410
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: May 7, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of California, Davis:
lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Neoplasms by Site
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms processed this record on November 30, 2015