Cancer Pain Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 11, 2009
Last Update Posted : December 24, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joost LM Jongen, Erasmus Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Cancer pain is common in advanced cancer patients. Opioids are the mainstay of treatment in cancer pain. Responsiveness to and tolerability of opioids is, amongst others, determined by small variations in human DNA. Using blood samples from clinically well-defined cancer pain patients, the investigators are going to analyze single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes that are known to be involved in responsiveness to opioids and sensitivity to pain.

Condition or disease
Cancer Pain

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 243 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Storage and Analysis of Patient Blood-samples for Cancer Pain Research
Study Start Date : September 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2012

Cancer Pain Patients

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. correlation between pain SNPs and equianalgesic opioid requirement [ Time Frame: timepoint at blood sample ]
    candidate SNP analysis

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole Blood

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Cancer pain patients in a large university hospital

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Cancer pain patients

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients not able to provide informed consent

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00956878

Erasmus MC, Centrumlocatie en Daniel den Hoed
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, 3000CA
Sponsors and Collaborators
Erasmus Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Joost L Jongen, MD PhD Erasmus MC

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Joost LM Jongen, Dr. J.L.M. Jongen, MD, PhD, Erasmus Medical Center Identifier: NCT00956878     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MEC2008-166
First Posted: August 11, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 24, 2014
Last Verified: December 2014

Keywords provided by Joost LM Jongen, Erasmus Medical Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cancer Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms