Role of Gene Variation in Effectiveness of Gleevec Treatment
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00342056|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 21, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 25, 2011
This study will examine DNA from cancer patients previously treated with Gleevec to look for a variation (mutation) of the ABCG2 gene that may render the drug less effective in certain patients. Gleevec is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal tumors. Although most patients respond to treatment, many with advanced disease develop resistance to the drug. It is thought that in some patients this resistance results from the action of a protein that causes Gleevec to be pumped out of the cells, reducing its usefulness.
Patients enrolled in clinical trials of Gleevec at the National Cancer Institute and at other participating institutions are eligible for this study.
DNA from patients' blood samples are analyzed for the ABCG2 gene and correlated with clinical data, such as the patient's age, race, disease state, weight, height, and body surface area. It will also look at the drug dose, how often the drug is given, the duration of treatment, side effects and other medications taken.
|Condition or disease|
|Cancer Breast Cancer|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Enrollment :||100 participants|
|Official Title:||Analysis of ABCG2 Genotype in Gleevec Treated Cancer Patients to Assess the Association of a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (C421A) in ABCG2 and Response to Treatment|
|Study Start Date :||January 2005|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||October 2008|
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): NCT00342056
|United States, District of Columbia|
|Washington Hospital Center|
|Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010|
|Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, U Hospitals UZ Gasthuisberg|