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Study of Blood Samples From Patients With Malignant Melanoma, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Advanced Lung Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, or Colorectal Cancer.

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Cancer Trials Ireland Identifier:
First received: September 9, 2009
Last updated: May 23, 2017
Last verified: May 2017

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in peptides and proteins and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This research study is looking at blood samples from patients with malignant melanoma, metastatic breast cancer, advanced lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, or colorectal cancer.

Breast Cancer Colorectal Cancer Lung Cancer Melanoma (Skin) Pancreatic Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Collaborative Project on Potential Serum Markers for Malignant Melanoma, Metastatic Breast, Advanced Lung Pancreatic Carcinoma and Colorectal Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Cancer Trials Ireland:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Detection of peptide and protein markers in serum [ Time Frame: Ongoing ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Identification of the protein/peptide involved [ Time Frame: Ongoing ]

Enrollment: 803
Study Start Date: August 2008
Study Completion Date: January 2017
Primary Completion Date: December 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Detailed Description:



  • To assess which potential peptide and protein markers produced by human melanoma, lung, breast, pancreatic, and colorectal cell lines may be detectable in serum of patients from these five disease groups.


  • To conduct further extensive investigation with respect to identification of the protein/peptide involved, determination of specificity for each cancer, and development of more sensitive assays to look for such markers in a wider population of patients, including those undergoing therapy.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Blood samples are collected before surgical intervention or treatment to assess peptide and protein markers.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
5 different tumour types


  • Diagnosis of 1 of the following advanced metastatic malignancies:

    • Malignant melanoma
    • Lung cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • Pancreatic carcinoma
    • Colorectal cancer
  • Advanced and/or metastatic disease
  • Hormone receptor status not specified


  • Menopausal status not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00974610

Cork University Hospital
Cork, Ireland
Mercy University Hospital
Cork, Ireland
Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin Incorporating the National Children's Hospital
Dublin, Ireland, 24
St. Vincent's University Hospital
Dublin, Ireland, 4
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Dublin, Ireland, 7
St. James's Hospital
Dublin, Ireland, 8
Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland, 9
Mater Private Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
St Luke's Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
University College Hospital
Galway, Ireland
Letterkenny General Hospital
Letterkenny, Ireland
Mid-Western Cancer Centre at Mid-Western Regional Hospital
Limerick, Ireland, 0009
Waterford Regional Hospital
Waterford, Ireland
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cancer Trials Ireland
Principal Investigator: Martin Clynes National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology at Dublin City University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Cancer Trials Ireland Identifier: NCT00974610     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CTRIAL-IE (ICORG) 07-12
Study First Received: September 9, 2009
Last Updated: May 23, 2017

Keywords provided by Cancer Trials Ireland:
stage IV melanoma
recurrent melanoma
stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
recurrent non-small cell lung cancer
extensive stage small cell lung cancer
recurrent small cell lung cancer
stage IV breast cancer
recurrent breast cancer
male breast cancer
stage III pancreatic cancer
stage IV pancreatic cancer
recurrent pancreatic cancer
stage IV colon cancer
recurrent colon cancer
stage IV rectal cancer
recurrent rectal cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017