Studying Biomarkers in Samples From Patients With Rhabdomyosarcoma

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 13, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 19, 2016
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood 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 samples from patients with rhabdomyosarcoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Sarcoma Genetic: RNA analysis Genetic: gene expression analysis Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Detailed Description:


  • Determine whether circulating muscle-specific microRNAs, especially serum miR-206, are potential biomarkers for rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).

OUTLINE: Archived serum samples are analyzed for miR-206 expression.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 15 samples from patients with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), 15 from patients with embryonal RMS, and 10 from patients without RMS will be accrued for this study.

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 40 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: A Retrospective Study on the Diagnostic Value of Serum miR-206 in Rhabdomyosarcoma
Study Start Date : September 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2016

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Serum miR-206 as a biomarker for RMS

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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
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), embryonal RMS, and non-RMS.


  • Serum specimens of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), embryonal RMS, and non-RMS available from the Soft Tissue Sarcoma committee of Children's Oncology Group


  • Not specified


  • Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01433237

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Hajime Hosoi, MD Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine

Responsible Party: Children's Oncology Group Identifier: NCT01433237     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ARST12B1
COG-ARST12B1 ( Other Identifier: Children's Oncology Group )
ARST12B1 ( Other Identifier: Children's Oncology Group )
NCI-2011-03457 ( Registry Identifier: CTRP (Clinical Trial Reporting Program) )
First Posted: September 13, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016

Keywords provided by Children's Oncology Group:
embryonal childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
adult rhabdomyosarcoma
alveolar childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
adult soft tissue sarcoma
childhood rhabdomyosarcoma

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