Protein Expression in Samples From Young Patients With Rhabdomyosarcoma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 1, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2016
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

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 or disease Intervention/treatment
Sarcoma Genetic: protein expression analysis Other: immunohistochemistry staining method Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

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.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 77 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Evaluating Candidate Protein Expression in Human Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)
Study Start Date : November 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2016

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. RMS protein expression profile

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Tumor tissue

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children with rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) enrolled in the Children's Oncology Group clinical trials


  • 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 (NCT number): NCT01426945

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Corinne M. Linardic, MD, PhD Duke Cancer Institute

Responsible Party: Children's Oncology Group Identifier: NCT01426945     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ARST11B3
COG-ARST11B3 ( Other Identifier: Children's Oncology Group )
ARST11B3 ( Other Identifier: Children's Oncology Group )
NCI-2011-03534 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
First Posted: September 1, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 18, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016

Keywords provided by Children's Oncology Group:
alveolar childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
previously treated childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
previously untreated childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
recurrent childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
embryonal childhood rhabdomyosarcoma

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