Molecular Analysis of Oncogenes and Resistance Mechanisms in Lung Cancer
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The mechanisms of sensitivity and resistance to oncogene-targeted therapy can be determined from tumor tissue or tumor cell lines derived from available archival samples and/or from standard-of-care re-biopsy upon suspected tumor progression.
Condition or disease
To identify baseline and treatment-related somatic changes in the tumor tissue from patients with lung and other thoracic cancers. To estimate the proportion of patients that subsequent therapy is altered based on the information acquired from such biopsies.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 85 Years (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients considered for this study would be undergoing a standard care procedure
Patients undergoing investigation or treatment for thoracic cancers with oncogene-targeted therapies
Aged 18 years or older
Either a) have suspected tumor progression or other condition that dictates a standard-of-care palliative, therapeutic, or diagnostic intervention including but not limited to procedures such as bronchoscopic biopsy, computed tomography (CT) or ultra-sound (US)-guided biopsy, thoracentesis, video assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) pleurodesis, lobectomy, adrenalectomy or pleural catheter placement, providing tumor specimen appropriate molecular analysis or b) have previously had biopsy/surgical intervention with tumor tissue at University of Colorado or an outside institution available for medullar analysis.
Patients must have the ability to understand and willingness to sign an informed consent document.