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Proteomics Research of Breast Cancer Markers in Interstitial Fluid and Serum

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Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : January 5, 2010
Last Update Posted : January 20, 2017
David Scaife Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Min Sun, University of Pittsburgh

Brief Summary:
The current study is a case control study involving comparisons of tissue interstitial fluid from breast cancer and adjacent non-cancerous tissue as well as that from benign breast lesion and its adjacent non-diseased tissue for a distinguishable breast cancer profile. The purpose of this research is to collect fresh breast nodule/cancer and surrounding non-cancerous tissue for proteomic studies of the interstitial fluid to identify a profile distinguishing breast cancer which will also permit future research on stored interstitial fluid, blood or tissue samples. Specific markers identified from interstitial fluid study will be investigated in blood samples to develop serum markers for breast cancer diagnosis and prognosis. Additionally, we will perform both prospective and retrospective research on breast cancer involving clinical, demographic, epidemiologic information, treatment, follow-up and outcomes on breast nodule/cancer cases collected.

Condition or disease
Breast Cancer

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Proteomics Research of Breast Cancer Markers in Interstitial Fluid and Serum
Study Start Date : September 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Breast Cancer
U.S. FDA Resources

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Subjects will be asked to allow us to collect an extra 2 tablespoons of blood at the time of pre-operative blood work. For those subjects with cancer who undergo surgery, a follow-up blood sample will be collected prior to chemotherapy, radiation, or hormonal therapy, and every six months afterwards at the time of their standard clinic/office visit for two years, then once a year for year 3-5. This will allow researchers to examine the samples to determine if blood changes over time after surgery, and what type of result may indicate a risk for recurrence.

Any remaining blood samples not used for the study will remain in the laboratory for future research.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients who are receiving or seeking medical care at the UPMC St. Margaret for breast cancer will be invited to participate in the research study. Patients undergoing surgery for breast nodules suspected of being cancer or high risk lesions will also be asked to participate.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All subjects ≥ 18 years of age undergoing surgery for indeterminate breast nodules and all subjects with newly diagnosed breast cancer will be eligible to participate.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Anyone < 18 years of age.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01042548

Contact: Cathy Van Every, BSN 412-781-3744 ext 112

United States, Pennsylvania
UPMC St. Margaret Recruiting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15215
Contact: Cathy Van Every, BSN    412-781-3744 ext 112   
Principal Investigator: Min Sun, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
David Scaife Foundation

Responsible Party: Min Sun, MD, PD, University of Pittsburgh Identifier: NCT01042548     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-028
First Posted: January 5, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 20, 2017
Last Verified: January 2017

Keywords provided by Min Sun, University of Pittsburgh:
Breast Cancer Markers
Tissue Interstitial Fluid

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Breast Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Breast Diseases
Skin Diseases