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Collection of Blood Specimens for Circulating Tumor Cell Analysis

This study has been completed.
Commonwealth Hematology-Oncology, P.C.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Viatar LLC Identifier:
First received: September 10, 2013
Last updated: February 13, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
Objective: To test the sensitivity of a proprietary novel filtration device designed to capture and concentrate circulating tumor cells (CTCs).

Breast Cancer Prostate Cancer Colorectal Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Collection of Blood Specimens for Circulating Tumor Cell Analysis

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Further study details as provided by Viatar LLC:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The number of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) per milliliter of whole blood. Reported unit of measure will be the number of CTCs/milliliter. [ Time Frame: Analysis will be performed within 96 hours following blood sample collection ]
    Blood samples will be collected from study subjects and analyzed for the number of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) within 96 hours of blood collection.

Enrollment: 14
Actual Study Start Date: September 30, 2013
Study Completion Date: August 26, 2016
Primary Completion Date: January 28, 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Cancer or no prior history of cancer
Confirmed patients with breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer (OR) subjects with no prior history of cancer


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Confirmed patients with stage II-IV breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer, (Or) subjects with no prior history of cancer.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age > 18 years of age
  • Written informed consent obtained
  • Confirmed diagnosis of stage 2-4 breast, prostate, or colorectal cancer, (OR) no prior history of cancer
  • Stage 2-4 treatment naive, metastatic, secondary, and recurrent cancer patients
  • Able to undergo blood collection prior to initiation of chemotherapy treatment, (OR) able to provide blood sample if subject is a non-cancer control subject

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients unable to understand the research protocol and/or provide informed consent.
  • Patients with known immunodeficiency, or pregnancy.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01943500

United States, Massachusetts
Commonwealth Hematology-Oncology, P.C.
Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States, 01841-2310
Sponsors and Collaborators
Viatar LLC
Commonwealth Hematology-Oncology, P.C.
Principal Investigator: Pedro M Sanz-Altamira, MD, PhD Commonwealth Hematology-Oncology, P.C.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Viatar LLC Identifier: NCT01943500     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: T30-0001
Study First Received: September 10, 2013
Last Updated: February 13, 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Keywords provided by Viatar LLC:
Breast cancer
Prostate cancer
Colorectal cancer
Circulating tumor cell (CTC)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Prostatic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Neoplastic Cells, Circulating
Genital Neoplasms, Male
Urogenital Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Genital Diseases, Male
Prostatic Diseases
Intestinal Neoplasms
Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Rectal Diseases
Neoplasm Metastasis
Neoplastic Processes
Pathologic Processes processed this record on September 18, 2017