Biomarkers in Samples From Young Patients With Soft Tissue Sarcoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified May 2011 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: April 23, 2011
Last updated: May 25, 2011
Last verified: May 2011

RATIONALE: Studying samples of tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors identify and learn more about biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This research trial is studying biomarkers in samples from young patients with soft tissue sarcoma.

Condition Intervention
Genetic: DNA analysis
Genetic: RNA analysis
Genetic: mutation analysis
Genetic: nucleic acid sequencing
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Next Generation Sequencing of Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcomas to Identify Drivers of Primary and Metastatic Disease

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Occurrence of somatic mutations in driver genes and mutations in other genes that occur individually [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: May 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • To identify the key components of driver pathways of primary and secondary soft tissue sarcomas.
  • To perform the next-generation sequencing on primary versus normal on undifferentiated sarcomas.

OUTLINE: Genomic DNA and RNA samples from undifferentiated sarcoma tumors are analyzed by next-generation sequencing for somatic mutations. Normal matched lymphocytes and tissue are also analyzed.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Banked childhood samples from the COG-D9902 soft tissue sarcoma biology and banking study
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma, NOS


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01342783

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
Principal Investigator: Poul Sorensen, MD, PhD British Columbia Cancer Agency
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Responsible Party: Gregory H. Reaman, Children's Oncology Group - Group Chair Office Identifier: NCT01342783     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000699508, COG-ARST11B2
Study First Received: April 23, 2011
Last Updated: May 25, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
metastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma
nonmetastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma
recurrent childhood soft tissue sarcoma
previously treated childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
previously untreated childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
recurrent childhood rhabdomyosarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue processed this record on March 26, 2015