Studying Genes in Tissue Samples From Younger and Adolescent Patients With Soft Tissue Sarcomas

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2015 by Children's Oncology Group
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Children's Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01567046
First received: March 27, 2012
Last updated: May 6, 2015
Last verified: May 2015
  Purpose

This research trial studies genes in tissue samples from younger and adolescent patients with soft tissue sarcomas. Studying samples of tumor 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


Condition Intervention
Childhood Alveolar Soft-part Sarcoma
Childhood Angiosarcoma
Childhood Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor
Childhood Epithelioid Sarcoma
Childhood Fibrosarcoma
Childhood Leiomyosarcoma
Childhood Liposarcoma
Childhood Malignant Mesenchymoma
Childhood Neurofibrosarcoma
Childhood Synovial Sarcoma
Chordoma
Desmoid Tumor
Metastatic Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Nonmetastatic Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Recurrent Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Observational - Potentially Actionable Mutations in Archived Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma Soft Tissue Sarcomas (NRSTS)

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Frequency of individual mutated genes in patients with NRSTS [ Time Frame: Up to 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Genetic changes that are most common and likely to have the greatest therapeutic impact [ Time Frame: Up to 1 month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Tissue


Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: March 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2100 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Correlative studies
Archived DNA tissue samples are analyzed for frequency of genetic mutations, including SNPs, SNVs, and small deletions and/or insertions, by PCR and mass spectometry (Sequenom MassARRAY). Results are then analyzed to determine whether specific mutations correlate with patient or disease features such as tumor stage, histological grade, or outcome.
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis
Correlative studies

Detailed Description:

Study Subtype: Ancillary/Correlative Observational Study Model: Cohort Time Perspective: Retrospective Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA Biospecimen Description: Tissue Study Population Description: Existing NRSTS samples from the COG D9902/ARST0332 studies Sampling Method: Non-Probability Sample

OBJECTIVES:

I. To determine the frequency with which actionable mutations are found in archived non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma (NRSTS) tumor specimens using mass spectrometry (MS) analysis of tumor-derived deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

OUTLINE:

Archived DNA tissue samples are analyzed for frequency of genetic mutations, including single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), single nucleotide variants (SNVs), and small deletions and/or insertions, by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and mass spectometry (Sequenom MassARRAY). Results are then analyzed to determine whether specific mutations correlate with patient or disease features such as tumor stage, histological grade, or outcome.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Archived non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma (NRSTS) tumor-derived DNA

    • Synovial sarcoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST), soft tissue sarcoma not otherwise specified (NOS), or other less common pediatric NRSTS
    • Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue from patients enrolled on:

      • COG-D9902 Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS) Biology and Banking Protocol
      • COG-ARST0332 A Risk-Based Treatment for Pediatric NRSTS Study
  • See Disease Characteristics
  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01567046

Locations
United States, California
Children's Oncology Group Recruiting
Monrovia, California, United States, 91006-3776
Contact: Steve Skapek, MD    214-648-3081    Stephen.skapek@utsouthwestern.edu   
Principal Investigator: Steve Skapek, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Steve Skapek, MD Children's Oncology Group
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Children's Oncology Group
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01567046     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ARST12B5, NCI-2012-00714
Study First Received: March 27, 2012
Last Updated: May 6, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor
Fibromatosis, Aggressive
Fibrosarcoma
Hemangiosarcoma
Leiomyosarcoma
Liposarcoma
Liver Neoplasms
Mesenchymoma
Neurofibrosarcoma
Sarcoma
Sarcoma, Alveolar Soft Part
Sarcoma, Synovial
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Fibroma
Liver Diseases
Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Adipose Tissue
Neoplasms, Complex and Mixed
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms, Fibrous Tissue
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue
Nerve Sheath Neoplasms
Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Neoplasms

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