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DNA Analysis of Blood and/or Tissue Samples From Patients With Primary Kidney Cancer Receiving Sorafenib on Clinical Trial MRC-RE05-SORCE

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: August 9, 2013
Last verified: November 2008

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood and/or tissue in the laboratory from patients with kidney cancer receiving sorafenib may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer. It may also help doctors predict how well patients will respond to sorafenib.

PURPOSE: This research study is looking at the DNA in blood and/or tissue samples from patients with primary kidney cancer receiving sorafenib on clinical trial MRC-RE05-SORCE.

Condition Intervention
Kidney Cancer Genetic: mutation analysis Genetic: polymorphism analysis Genetic: protein expression analysis Other: immunohistochemistry staining method Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: TRANSORCE (A Sub-study of SORCE)

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Relationship between tumor genotype, expression, and patient outcome
  • Relationship between constitutional genotype and patient outcome

Study Start Date: July 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Detailed Description:


  • Examine the relationship between tumor genotype, expression, and patient outcome.
  • Examine the relationship between constitutional genotype and patient outcome.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo blood and/or tissue sample collection for laboratory studies. Laboratory studies include generation of tissue microarrays; analysis of protein expression by immunohistochemistry; tumor DNA extraction and whole genome amplification; detection of VHL or other relevant gene mutations by direct sequencing; and constitutional (lymphocyte DNA) genotyping by single nucleotide polymorphism analysis.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Histologically confirmed resected renal cell carcinoma

    • Clear cell or non-clear cell tumor
  • Receiving sorafenib tosylate on clinical trial MRC-RE05-SORCE


  • Not specified


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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00900536

United Kingdom
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom, CB2 2QQ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Medical Research Council
Study Chair: Timothy Eisen Cancer Research UK
  More Information Identifier: NCT00900536     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MRC-RE05-TRANSORCE
CDR0000601175 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: August 9, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
clear cell renal cell carcinoma
stage I renal cell cancer
stage II renal cell cancer
stage III renal cell cancer
stage IV renal cell cancer
papillary renal cell carcinoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Kidney Neoplasms
Carcinoma, Renal Cell
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Kidney Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type processed this record on August 21, 2017