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A Comprehensive Study to Isolate Tumor-initiating Cells From Human Epithelial Malignancies

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01060319
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2013 by Stanford University.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : February 2, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 14, 2013
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Providence Foundation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stanford University

Brief Summary:
We hypothesize that all human malignancies harbour a subpopulation of tumor initiating cells/cancer stem cells (CSCs) that drives tumor development and potentially recurrence or metastasis of the disease. The primary aim of this study is to develop strategies for prospective isolation/enrichment of CSCs from human tumors of different tissue origins. In addition, we will characterize the signaling pathways and/or tumor specific antigens that are specific for CSCs, in order to specifically target these CSCs as the endpoint of this study.

Condition or disease
Bladder Cancer Skin Cancers Bladder (Urothelial, Transitional Cell) Cancer Bladder (Urothelial, Transitional Cell) Cancer Resectable (Pre-Cystectomy)

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Comprehensive Study to Isolate Tumor-initiating Cells From Human Epithelial Malignancies
Study Start Date : December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2014
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measurement of cancer stem cells (CSCs) [ Time Frame: The current study does not include the active involvement of patients. Our study involves the collection of tumor samples from patients after surgical procedures. ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Bladder cancer specimens


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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
non-melanoma skin and bladder cancer patients that are recommended for surgical removal of tumor tissues
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:N/A. We will recruit all non-melanoma skin and bladder cancer patients that are recommended for surgical removal of tumor tissues. This includes patients from all ages, gender and ethnicity background. Our sample collection criteria based on the tumor size of individual (e.g. tumor samples will only be collected if it will not affect the pathological diagnosis or treatment procedures of patients).

Exclusion Criteria:N/A


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01060319


Locations
United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine Not yet recruiting
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Contact: Linda Quinn    650-723-6520    ljquinn@stanford.edu   
Contact: Cancer Clinical Trials Office    (650) 498-4073    ljquinn@stanford.edu   
Principal Investigator: Irving L. Weissman M.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Joseph C. Liao         
Sub-Investigator: Hayes Gladstone         
Sub-Investigator: Robert Chin         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Providence Foundation
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Irving L. Weissman M.D. Stanford University

Responsible Party: Stanford University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01060319     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BLDR0011
SU-11062009-4360 ( Other Identifier: Stanford University )
First Posted: February 2, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 14, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Skin Neoplasms
Urologic Neoplasms
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms
Urinary Bladder Diseases
Urologic Diseases
Skin Diseases