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Study of MGUS, Smoldering Myeloma, Early MDS and CLL to Assess Molecular Events of Progression and Clinical Outcome

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02269592
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : October 21, 2014
Last Update Posted : April 18, 2022
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Irene Ghobrial, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:

Blood cancers occur when the molecules that control normal cell growth are damaged. Many of these changes can be detected by directly examining parts of the cancer or cells in blood. Several alterations that occur repeatedly in certain types of blood cancers have already been identified, and these discoveries have led to the development of new drugs that target those alterations. More remain to be discovered.

Some of these abnormalities include alterations in genes. Genes are the part of cells that contain the instructions which tell the investigators bodies how to grow and work, and determine physical characteristics such as hair and eye color. Genes are composed of DNA letters that spell out these instructions. Studies of the DNA molecules that make up the genes are called "molecular" analyses. Molecular analyses are ways of reading the DNA letters to identify errors in genes that may contribute to an increased risk of cancer or to the behavior of the cancer cells. Some changes in genes occur only in cancer cells. Others occur in the genes that are passed from parent to child. This research study will examine both kinds of genes. The best way to find these genes is to study large numbers of people. The investigators expect that as many 1000 individuals will enroll in this study.

This research study is trying to help doctors and scientists understand why cancer occurs and to develop ways to better treat and prevent it. To participate in this study the participant must have cancer now, had it in the past, or are at risk of developing cancer. The participant will not undergo tests or procedures that are not required as part of their routine clinical care. The investigators will ask the participant to provide an additional sample from tissue that is obtained for their clinical care including blood, bone marrow, or tissue sample. The investigators will also ask for a gentle scrape of the inside of their cheek, mouthwash or a skin sample to obtain their germline DNA

Condition or disease
Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance (MGUS) Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Myelodysplastic-Myeloproliferative Diseases Hematological Malignancies B-cell Malignancy, Low-grade Myelodysplastic Syndrome With Low-grade Lesions IgG Monoclonal Gammopathy of Uncertain Significance Smoldering Multiple Myeloma Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

Detailed Description:

The purpose of this research study is to perform these molecular analyses on tissues (obtained from biopsies), blood, or other body fluids such as saliva. Importantly, this study will use tissue specimens that have already been collected as part of a participant's clinical care. The participant's tissue sample may be used to create a living tissue sample (called a "cell line") that can be grown in the laboratory. This allows researchers to have an unlimited supply of cells in the future without asking for more samples.

In this study, analyses will be performed on material only after all necessary clinical tests have been performed. In general, no additional procedures will be required. However, the investigators are asking the participant's permission to obtain one additional sample of blood (a few teaspoons), a gentle swab from the inside of their mouth or a sample of skin to obtain some cells. These are sources of normal, non-cancer cells which are needed for some types of analyses.

To fully understand the effects that molecular alterations have on blood cancers, they must be analyzed in the context of clinical behavior. Therefore, this study also asks the participant's permission to link the molecular alterations in their cancer or leukemia with clinical information that has been generated during the course of their clinical care. No additional clinical tests will be required. The investigator will ask to see the participant for follow up at regular interval to follow their risk of progression.

Some of participant's specimens as well as some of the material generated during the analysis of their tissues or blood may be useful for future study. The Investigator's are asking for the participant's permission to store these specimens and materials in a secure storage facility for possible later use.

Finally, rapid progress in understanding and treating cancer will occur when some of the molecular information derived from tissue and blood can be shared with other researchers. In particular, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other organizations have developed special data (information) repositories that analyze data and collect the results of certain types of genetic studies. These central banks will store genetic information and samples and give them to other researchers to do more studies. Therefore, the Investigators are also asking your permission to share your results with these special banks. The participant's information will be sent with only a code number attached. The participant's name or other directly identifiable information will not be given to central banks. There are many safeguards in place to protect the participant's information and samples while stored in repositories and used for research. The investigators do not think that there will be further risks to the participant's privacy and confidentiality by sharing this information with these banks. However, the investigator's cannot predict how genetic information will be used in the future.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 1000 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Study of Precursor Hematological Malignancies to Assess the Relationship Between Molecular Events of Progression and Clinical Outcome
Actual Study Start Date : August 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2024
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2030

Specimen Collection
Patients' tumor tissue including bone marrow, blood, buccal swab or mouthwash, lymph node, urine or other specimens will be collected from patients who consent to the protocol

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Identify molecular changes in cells of patients with precursor hematological malignancies [ Time Frame: 10 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood, buccal swabs or mouthwashes, and urine

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients with Known or Suspected Precursor Hematological Cancer

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Known or Suspected Precursor Hematological Cancer
  • Including the following subgroups of diseases:

    • Early MDS, including pathologically-confirmed MDS (IPSS Low/Int-1; IPSS-R Very Low/Low) and idiopathic cytopenias of undetermined significance (ICUS);
    • Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN);
    • Asymptomatic Multiple Myeloma and Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia such as monoclonal gammopathy of undermined significance (MGUS) or Smoldering Multiple Myeloma (SMM or SWM);
    • Monoclonal B cell lymphocytosis (MBL);
    • Early stage asymptomatic low-grade lymphomas; or
    • Other precursor conditions or clonal genetic abnormalities of the blood/bone marrow that do not meet criteria for symptomatic hematological malignancy, or patients exposed to prior chemotherapies (e. g., alkylating agents, platinum derivatives, taxanes, topo-2 inhibitors, anti-metabolites, systemic radioisotopes).
  • Patients must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this research.
  • Inclusion of Women and Minorities -- In accordance with NIH guidelines, women and members of minority groups and their subpopulations will be included in this protocol.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with Known or Suspected Precursor Hematological Cancer are NOT EXCLUDED
  • Evidence of symptomatic or active hematological malignancy. Patients enrolled on clinical trials for precursor diseases are NOT excluded from this study.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02269592

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Contact: Irene Ghobrial, MD 617-632-4198 Irene_Ghobrial@dfci.harvard.edu

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United States, Massachusetts
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Recruiting
Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02115
Contact: Irene Ghobrial, MD    617-632-4198    Irene_Ghobrial@dfci.harvard.edu   
Principal Investigator: Irene Ghobrial, MD         
Dana Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth's Recruiting
Brighton, Massachusetts, United States, 02135
Contact: Joseph Grider         
Principal Investigator: Olga Kozyreva, MD         
Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Merrimack Valley Recruiting
Methuen, Massachusetts, United States, 01844
Contact: Saida Hussain         
Principal Investigator: Pedro Sanz-Altamira, MD         
Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Milford Regional Medical Center Recruiting
Milford, Massachusetts, United States, 01757
Contact: Laura Melancon         
Principal Investigator: Michael Constantine, MD         
Dana Farber Cancer Institute at South Shore Recruiting
Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States, 02190
Contact: Rebeka Lovato         
Principal Investigator: Irene Ghobrial, MD         
United States, Michigan
West Michigan Cancer Center Recruiting
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, 49007
Contact: Kathleen Allen    269-373-7452    kallen@wmcc.org   
Principal Investigator: Mohammad Omaira, MD         
United States, New Hampshire
Dana Farber/New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology Recruiting
Londonderry, New Hampshire, United States, 03053
Contact: Shannon Peabody         
Principal Investigator: Jeanna Walsh, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
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Principal Investigator: Irene Ghobrial, MD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Responsible Party: Irene Ghobrial, MD, Principal Investigator, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02269592    
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-174
First Posted: October 21, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 18, 2022
Last Verified: April 2022
Keywords provided by Irene Ghobrial, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:
Smoldering Myeloma
Chronic Lymphocytic leukemia
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Myeloproliferative neoplasms
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undermined Significance
Monoclonal B cell lymphocytosis
Smoldering Multiple Myeloma
Myelodysplastic syndromes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Myeloma
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia
Hematologic Neoplasms
Smoldering Multiple Myeloma
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Monoclonal Gammopathy of Undetermined Significance
Myelodysplastic-Myeloproliferative Diseases
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Hemostatic Disorders
Vascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Blood Protein Disorders
Hematologic Diseases
Hemorrhagic Disorders
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Bone Marrow Diseases
Precancerous Conditions
Lymphatic Diseases
Leukemia, B-Cell
Neoplasms by Site