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Studying Tumor Tissue Samples From Patients With Soft Tissue Sarcoma

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Arizona Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: March 20, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

RATIONALE: Studying samples of tumor tissue 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 research study is looking at tumor tissue samples from patients with soft tissue sarcoma.

Condition Intervention
Sarcoma Genetic: DNA analysis Genetic: gene expression analysis Genetic: protein expression analysis Genetic: reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction Genetic: western blotting Other: immunohistochemistry staining method Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by University of Arizona:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Identification of molecular targets that would improve the diagnosis, prognosis, and/or treatment of STS [ Time Frame: 3 months ]

Enrollment: 27
Study Start Date: August 2005
Study Completion Date: June 2013
Primary Completion Date: June 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • To develop a pilot program for the collection, archiving, and experimental analyses of soft tissue sarcomas (STS).
  • To obtain STS tumors from cancer patients undergoing tumor removal or core needle biopsies.
  • To evaluate cellular and molecular factors involved in STS oncogenesis by studying samples derived from human tumor specimens.
  • To develop an accompanying bioinformatics database of the demographics of STS patients from which tumor specimens are derived for experimental study.

OUTLINE: Tumor tissue samples are analyzed for gene and protein expression by cDNA microarray analysis, RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, in vitro transformation assays, RNA interference, and Western blot or immunoprecipitation.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients undergoing surgical treatment for soft tissue sarcomas removal or core needle biopsy for medically indicated diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.


  • Meets one of the following criteria:

    • Patients with soft tissue sarcoma (STS) undergoing evaluation, treatment, and/or follow-up at the Arizona Cancer Center or University Medical Center
    • Patients undergoing surgical treatment for STS removal or core needle biopsy for medically indicated diagnostic or therapeutic purposes


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00900341

United States, Arizona
Arizona Cancer Center at University of Arizona Health Sciences Center
Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85724-5024
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Arizona
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Lee D. Cranmer, MD, PhD University of Arizona
  More Information

Responsible Party: University of Arizona Identifier: NCT00900341     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 05-0509-04
P30CA023074 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
UARIZ-HSCA0535 ( Other Identifier: CDR0000597591 )
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: March 20, 2014

Keywords provided by University of Arizona:
adult soft tissue sarcoma
childhood soft tissue sarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms processed this record on August 17, 2017