Biological Specimen Collection for Laboratory Methods Development and Training Purposes
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00025831|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 29, 2001
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2008
This study will collect biological samples-buccal cells, blood sample, skin sample-to be used in developing and testing laboratory methods for measuring and analyzing genes. Such methods can be used for research on identifying genetic factors that may affect a person's cancer risk.
All individuals age 21 and older may participate in this study. Participants will provide one or more of the following samples:
- Buccal (mouth) cells - obtained by swishing a small amount of mouthwash in the mouth or by swabbing or bushing the inside of the cheek with a swab or brush.
- Blood - obtained by pricking the finger and collecting the drops or by blood drawing through a needle placed in an arm vein.
- Skin - obtained by a punch biopsy on the inner upper arm. For this procedure, the skin is anesthetized and a small piece of skin is removed with a sharp instrument similar to a cookie cutter. The wound is then covered and held together with a sterile bandage. A small scar, approximately 1/8-inch long, will be left.
Most participants will be asked to provide only a buccal sample; blood and/or skin samples will be requested from a few participants. The blood and skin samples may be used to grow cell lines; that is, to make them grow indefinitely for research uses.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||200 participants|
|Official Title:||Biological Specimen Collection for Laboratory Methods Development and for Training Purposes|
|Study Start Date :||October 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||September 2005|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00025831
|United States, Maryland|
|National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|