Protein Expression in Samples From Young Patients With Rhabdomyosarcoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2011 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: August 31, 2011
Last updated: December 7, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

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

PURPOSE: This research trial studies protein expression in samples from young patients with rhabdomyosarcoma.

Condition Intervention
Genetic: protein expression analysis
Other: immunohistochemistry staining method
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Evaluating Candidate Protein Expression in Human Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • RMS protein expression profile [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 77
Study Start Date: November 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • To measure the protein expression of candidate proteins in human rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) tumor samples.

OUTLINE: Archived tumor tissue samples are analyzed for protein expression (i.e., Notch1, Hey1, FGFR4, and Sp1) by IHC techniques and standard commercially available antibodies. Candidate proteins are then correlated with each patient age, gender, rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) tumor stage, and RMS tumor subtype.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Tumor tissue samples from children with rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) enrolled in the Children's Oncology Group clinical trials

    • Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS)
    • Embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS)


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01426945

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
Principal Investigator: Corinne M. Linardic, MD, PhD Duke Cancer Institute
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Peter C. Adamson, Children's Oncology Group - Group Chair Office Identifier: NCT01426945     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000710565, COG-ARST11B3
Study First Received: August 31, 2011
Last Updated: December 7, 2011
Health Authority: Unspecified

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

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