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Studying Biomarkers in Samples From Patients With Rhabdomyosarcoma

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group Identifier:
First received: September 9, 2011
Last updated: May 17, 2016
Last verified: May 2016

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 Intervention
Sarcoma Genetic: RNA analysis Genetic: gene expression analysis Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: A Retrospective Study on the Diagnostic Value of Serum miR-206 in Rhabdomyosarcoma

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Children's Oncology Group:

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

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: September 2011
Study Completion Date: May 2016
Primary Completion Date: May 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
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: NCT01433237

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

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) )
Study First Received: September 9, 2011
Last Updated: May 17, 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 processed this record on September 18, 2017