Biopsies of Cancer Patients for Tumor Molecular Characterization
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01061944|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 3, 2010
Last Update Posted : January 26, 2018
|Condition or disease|
|Cancer Metastatic Cancer|
- In order to participate in this research study, participants must have already been diagnosed with cancer. The cancer must be located in a part of the body that is accessible for a biopsy and the doctor that will perform the biopsy must agree that the participant is a good candidate for biopsy. The biopsy will be done in the usual way, as part of your standard medical care.
- After the biopsy, the participant will return to the clinic approximately one week later for a check on their status. At this visit participants will be asked questions about your post-biopsy health. We will continue to follow-up with the participants by phone or at subsequent clinic visits for one month following the biopsy.
- The biopsy obtained will be studied in the Translational Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, where it will undergo a panel of genetic tests. These tests look to find out what is driving the cancer or making it tick. It is important to understand that the genetic tests we will do include a number of cancer related genes or proteins that may be important for making treatment decisions, either now or in the future. The test results may or may not show a finding that could affect the participant's treatment options. There will be no specific testing done for inherited genetic abnormalities, so undergoing this research will not give information about the risk of cancer for people in the participant's family.
- If there is left-over tissue from biopsy, it will also be used to try to discover new findings about how cancers respond or become resistant to cancer treatments. These experiments will include trying to grow the cancer cells in a petri dish in the lab or trying to grow the cancer cells inside research mice to learn more about how the cancer works. This portion of the testing os part of the research study and is considered experimental, so the results will not be entered into the participants' medical record.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||188 participants|
|Official Title:||Biopsies of Cancer Patients for Tumor Molecular Characterization|
|Study Start Date :||February 2010|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||January 2018|
- To determine the feasibility and safety of repeat biopsies for molecular characterization. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
- To determine the somatic genotype of cancer patients with acquired resistance to a targeted therapy, and to compare these findings with pre-treatment genomic profiled from the same patients. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
- To estimate the success rate of molecular diagnostics from biopsies specifically obtained for such testing. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01061944
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Lecia V. Sequist, MD, MPH||Massachusetts General Hospital|