Studying Genes Associated With Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Young Patients

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2012 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: June 15, 2012
Last updated: June 17, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood and 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.

PURPOSE: This research studies genes associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in young patients.

Condition Intervention
Genetic: gene expression analysis
Genetic: polymorphism analysis
Genetic: reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Candidate Gene Variants and Childhood/Adolescent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Preliminary Investigation

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Gene variants associated with childhood/adolescent NHL (lymphoblastic and Burkitt lymphomas)

Estimated Enrollment: 483
Study Start Date: June 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • To conduct a preliminary investigation of the effects of loci strongly and consistently associated in prior genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and validation studies of childhood/adolescent acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), autoimmune diseases, and atopic diseases on the risk of NHL (lymphoblastic and Burkitt lymphomas) in children and adolescents.

OUTLINE: DNA samples are analyzed by single nucleotide polymorphism and genotyped by fluorogenic polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based allelic discrimination (Taqman) assays using the ABI Prism 7900HT reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR system.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 20 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes


  • Slides and/or other available specimens from patients diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma (LL) or Burkitt lymphoma ( BL) enrolled on the Children Oncology Group (COG) protocols 5961, A5971, and ANHL01P1 collected at the time of diagnosis and currently housed at the Biopathology Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital

    • Samples from non-Hispanic white patients
  • DNA samples from 384 healthy, anonymous, non-Hispanic white blood donors used as controls


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01623856

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
Principal Investigator: Amy Linabery, PhD Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Peter C. Adamson, Children's Oncology Group - Group Chair Office Identifier: NCT01623856     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000735336, COG-ANHL12B1
Study First Received: June 15, 2012
Last Updated: June 17, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
childhood lymphoblastic lymphoma
childhood Burkitt lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Neoplasms by Histologic Type processed this record on April 26, 2015