A Study of ChemoFx® Chemoresponse Assay in Solid Tumors - ChemoFx® Registry Study

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : January 7, 2011
Last Update Posted : October 5, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Precision Therapeutics

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research study is to collect information from patient's medical records that had a test called ChemoFx® ordered and to understand how doctors may have used the results of the ChemoFx® to treat patients with cancer.

Condition or disease
Solid Organ Tumors

Detailed Description:

While studies support the clinical use of ChemoFx® in cancer patients, additional data are needed to further assess the utilization of this product in clinical practice. Such post-market data and information could be employed for product improvement as well as for the development of standards and regulations. This is a multicenter registry study of 3,000 patients with solid tumors. The study is not randomized, nor is it interventional in that the treating physician is free to choose how to employ ChemoFx® results in the clinical management of individual patients. Sites will be selected by Precision's clinical trials team based on past commercial usage of ChemoFx®.

Subjects who may be enrolled in this study are those who have been diagnosed with a solid tumor malignancy and for whom ChemoFx® has been ordered. ChemoFx® is ordered through the normal commercial process and is therefore billed to the patient's medical insurance.

All subjects will be appropriately consented before any study-specific data are collected. A limited dataset of patient demographics, oncology history, and therapeutic intervention will be collected in addition to ChemoFx® assay usage. Subjects will be treated based on the medical judgment of their treating physician(s). Patient survival data will be collected up to five years following the ChemoFx® commercial order. Additional disease progression data may be collected by Precision's CRAs at participating sites.

Optional Cell Research

Informed consent will be obtained to document subject's consent to use excess cells remaining in Precisions' commercial laboratory for additional research. This portion of the study may involve DNA, RNA, and proteomic research. To ensure the anonymity of each subject, any identifiers that would link the sample to the subject will be removed. The samples would then have gene expression profiling and or quantitative protein expression analysis performed. The goal of the research would be to identify a set of informative genes, intermediaries, and proteins and develop predictive algorithm(s) that seek to link the expression level of the gene, gene signature, intermediary, or protein to the clinical outcome of the patient. This portion of the study does not require any additional subject procedures. Neither physicians nor their patients will receive the results of the research performed. Results will not be placed in the subjects health care records and will not affect their medical care.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 167 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: A Multicenter, Post-Market Follow-up Study of ChemoFx® Chemoresponse Assay in Solid Tumors - ChemoFx® Registry Study
Study Start Date : November 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2012

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To determine physicians' rate of compliance with ChemoFx assay results in the treatment of subjects with solid tumors. [ Time Frame: Analysis of assay-directed compliance will be conducted immediately after information is collected. ]
  2. To investigate the association between the results of Precision's ChemoFx assay results and overall survival in subjects with solid tumors. [ Time Frame: From date of first dose of on-study chemotherapy to date of death or last known alive. ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
DNA, RNA, and proteomic research will be conducted on excess tissue cells.

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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
Subjects with solid tumor malignancies

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pathologically confirmed diagnosis of solid tumor malignancy;
  • Medically indicated to receive chemotherapy;
  • Fresh tissue submitted from the solid tumor malignancy for testing with the ChemoFx® assay after August, 2006;
  • Final ChemoFx® assay report is available;
  • Subject must be at least 18 years of age;
  • Subject must sign and date an IRB approved ICF.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Enrolled in PT-103, PT-106, PT-206, PT-301, or PT-304;
  • Pregnant or lactating subjects;
  • Subjects are not indicated to receive chemotherapy for their disease;
  • Subjects with psychiatric or addictive disorders that would preclude obtaining informed consent.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01271959

  Hide Study Locations
United States, Alabama
Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, P.C.
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35213
United States, California
Hematology Oncology Associates
Oakland, California, United States, 94609
United States, Florida
Collaborative Research Group
Boynton Beach, Florida, United States, 33435
Broward Oncology Associates, P.A.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, 33308
The Center For Gynecologic Oncology
Hollywood, Florida, United States, 33021
GYN Oncology of Miami
Miami, Florida, United States, 33143
Miami International Surgical Services
Miami, Florida, United States, 33173
Orlando Cardiovascular Institute PA
Orlando, Florida, United States, 32804
United States, Illinois
Edward H. Kaplan, M.D. & Associates
Skokie, Illinois, United States, 60076
United States, Iowa
Iowa Clinic
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50309
United States, Kentucky
Central Baptist Hospital Clinical Research Center
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40503
Oncology Associates of West Kentucky
Paducah, Kentucky, United States, 42003
United States, Michigan
Grand Blanc Surgical Specialist
Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States, 48439
United States, New York
Albany Thoracic & Esophageal Surgery
Albany, New York, United States, 12208
North Shore Hematology Oncology
East Setauket, New York, United States, 11733
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
Flushing, New York, United States, 11355
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, New York, United States, 11501
United States, Ohio
Center for Clinical Research and Technology University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
United States, Pennsylvania
The Regional Cancer Center
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, 16505
United States, Texas
Barry S Siller MD
Houston, Texas, United States, 77024
Colorectal Surgical Associates
Houston, Texas, United States, 77054
Northwest Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77090
Cancer Care Centers of South Texas
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229
United States, Washington
Cancer Care Northwest
Spokane, Washington, United States, 99202
United States, West Virginia
Heiskell, King, Burns & Tallman Surgical Associates, Inc.
Morgantown, West Virginia, United States, 26508
Sponsors and Collaborators
Precision Therapeutics
Principal Investigator: Karl Williams, M.D. Precision Therapeutics, Inc.

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Precision Therapeutics Identifier: NCT01271959     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PT-207
First Posted: January 7, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

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