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S9704-S0014-S0313A Studying Genes in Samples From Patients With Limited or Advanced Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Southwest Oncology Group Identifier:
First received: March 23, 2012
Last updated: December 16, 2016
Last verified: December 2016

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

PURPOSE: This research trial studies genes in samples from patients with limited and advanced diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Condition Intervention
Lymphoma Genetic: RNA analysis Genetic: gene expression analysis Other: immunohistochemistry staining method Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Determining the Cell of Origin and Prognostic Gene Signatures in SWOG Trials of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by Southwest Oncology Group:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of GCB phenotype among limited-stage vs advanced-stage patients [ Time Frame: Retrospectively ]
  • Differences in PFS between limited- and advanced-stage patients with the GCB and non-GCB phenotypes [ Time Frame: Retrospectively ]
  • Association between GCB markers and OS [ Time Frame: Retrospectively ]

Enrollment: 397
Study Start Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: March 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • To determine the proportion of the cell of origin subtypes (germinal center B-cell-like [GCB] vs non-GCB) and expression levels of prognostic genes previously identified in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in patient biopsy samples from SWOG trials of limited- and advanced-stage DLBCL, and to assess the association between the results and progression-free survival (PFS).
  • To assess the association between these marker results and overall survival (OS).

OUTLINE: Archived formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue are analyzed for gene expression profile by quantitative nuclease protection assay (qNPA) and immunohistochemical analyses. Results are then compared with each patient's progression-free survival and overall survival.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients registering to S9704-S0014-S0313 consenting to banking


  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma - Initial diagnostic tissue block, or 4 unstained slides
  • Tissue from patients with limited-stage DLBCL enrolled on SWOG trials treated with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, prednisone, and vincristine sulfate (CHOP), and monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody backbone

    • SWOG-S0014
    • SWOG-S0313
  • Tissue from patients with advanced-stage DLBCL enrolled on SWOG trials treated with CHOP and monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody backbone

    • SWOG-S9704
    • SWOG-S0433
    • SWOG-S0515
    • SWOG-S0806


  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01563861

Sponsors and Collaborators
Southwest Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Daniel O. Persky, MD University of Arizona
  More Information

Responsible Party: Southwest Oncology Group Identifier: NCT01563861     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000729157
S9704-S0014-S0313A ( Other Identifier: SWOG )
U10CA032102 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Study First Received: March 23, 2012
Last Updated: December 16, 2016

Keywords provided by Southwest Oncology Group:
contiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin processed this record on July 19, 2017