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Biomarkers in Tissue Samples From Patients With Hodgkin Lymphoma Enrolled on ECOG-2496 Clinical Trial

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group ( ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ) Identifier:
First received: January 4, 2012
Last updated: May 17, 2017
Last verified: May 2017

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. It may also help doctors find better ways to treat cancer.

PURPOSE: This research study is studying biomarkers in tissue samples from patients with Hodgkin lymphoma enrolled on ECOG-2496 clinical trial.

Condition Intervention
Lymphoma Genetic: gene expression analysis Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Outcome Prediction in Hodgkin Lymphoma by Low-Density Gene Expression Profiling of Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissues: A Correlative Study of Inter-Group Trial E2496

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group ( ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Potential of gene expression profiling in changing treatment decision in cHL [ Time Frame: 1 day ]

Enrollment: 393
Actual Study Start Date: December 15, 2011
Study Completion Date: November 19, 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 19, 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • To explore the predictive power of a gene expression-based multi-gene predictor in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) with the potential to change clinical practice by basing treatment decisions on biological markers.

OUTLINE: Archived tissue samples are analyzed for gene expression profile using NanoString technology. Results are then compared with patients' treatment outcomes, including failure-free survival and overall survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 306 patients from ECOG-2496 (training cohort) and 87 patients treated with ABVD in other trials (validation cohort) will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 120 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Samples from patients who participated in E2496 and provided samples for research.


  • Training cohort: Patients diagnosed with locally extensive and advanced stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and treated with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) or mechlorethamine, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vinblastine, vincristine, bleomycin, etoposide, and prednisone (Stanford V)

    • Pretreatment formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue (FFPET) from patients enrolled on the randomized phase III ECOG-2496 clinical trial
  • Validation cohort: Patients with advanced-stage cHL treated with ABVD at the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA)

    • Pretreatment FFPET available


  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01505712

Sponsors and Collaborators
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Randall D. Gascoyne, MD British Columbia Cancer Agency
  More Information

Responsible Party: ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Identifier: NCT01505712     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000720334
Study First Received: January 4, 2012
Last Updated: May 17, 2017

Keywords provided by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group ( ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ):
stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage II adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage III adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV adult Hodgkin lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases processed this record on September 20, 2017