Biomarker in Tumor Tissue Samples From Patients With Rhabdomyosarcoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2011 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: June 1, 2011
Last updated: June 10, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

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

PURPOSE: This research trial studies biomarkers in tumor tissue samples from patients with rhabdomyosarcoma.

Condition Intervention
Genetic: gene expression analysis
Other: immunohistochemistry staining method
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Other: mass spectrometry

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: A Study to Assess and Quantify Surface Insulin-like Growth Factor I Receptor (IGF-IR) in Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) Tumor Tissue

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Degree of surface IGF-IR expression in RMS tumor tissue [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Feasibility and validity of a mass spectrometry assay for IGF-IR expression on paraffin-embedded tumor tissue [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: June 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • To determine and quantify the degree of surface insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-IR) expression in rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) tumor tissue.
  • To assess the feasibility and validity of a mass spectrometry assay for IGF-IR expression on paraffin-embedded tumor tissue.

OUTLINE: Paraffin-embedded tumor tissue slides are analyzed for insulin-like growth factor I receptor (IGF-1R) expression by mass spectrometry and correlated with the results obtained by IHC assay.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of rhabdomyosarcoma

    • Alveolar or embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Available samples from the Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) bank


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01365962

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
Principal Investigator: Suman Malempati, MD Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health and Science University
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Gregory H. Reaman, Children's Oncology Group - Group Chair Office Identifier: NCT01365962     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000701015, COG-ARST11B4
Study First Received: June 1, 2011
Last Updated: June 10, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
alveolar childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
embryonal childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
previously treated childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
previously untreated childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
recurrent childhood rhabdomyosarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
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