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Studying Genes to Identify Melanoma in Patients in Iceland and Their Family Members

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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First received: June 27, 2006
Last updated: May 29, 2013
Last verified: December 2008

RATIONALE: Studying the genes expressed in samples of blood from patients with cancer and their family members may help doctors identify biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying genes to identify melanoma in patients in Iceland and their family members.

Condition Intervention
Melanoma (Skin) Genetic: mutation analysis Other: high performance liquid chromatography Other: laboratory biomarker analysis Other: questionnaire administration

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Genetic Epidemiologic Studies of Melanoma in Iceland

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Feasibility to identify melanoma
  • Feasibility to detect mutation
  • Ability to create datasets

Estimated Enrollment: 2500
Study Start Date: October 2005
Study Completion Date: February 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Assess the feasibility of Iceland Genomics Corporation (UVS) to identify melanoma in multiple-case families, individuals with multiple tumors, and selected additional family members in Iceland.
  • Assess the feasibility of mutation detection using sequencing and HPLC.
  • Determine UVS' ability to create datasets with demographic, epidemiologic and molecular data.

OUTLINE: Participants and patients undergo blood collection and complete lifestyle questionnaires. All patients and population-based controls have DNA samples sequenced for MC1R. Demographic and epidemiologic data on all study participants is collected. Sequencing of the major melanoma susceptibility genes CFDKN2A, CDK4, and MC1R is also performed.


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes


  • Patients diagnosed with melanoma and selected family members are eligible to participate
  • Must live in Iceland


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00346008

Iceland Genomics Corporation
Reykjavik, Iceland, 105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Iceland Genomics Corporation
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Alisa Goldstein, PhD National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00346008     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00482534
Other Study ID Numbers: NBCI-03-033-CM
CDR0000551606 ( Registry Identifier: PDQ (Physician Data Query) )
Study First Received: June 27, 2006
Last Updated: May 29, 2013

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
recurrent melanoma
stage I melanoma
stage II melanoma
stage III melanoma
stage IV melanoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas processed this record on September 20, 2017