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Sample Collection From Melanoma Patients

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier:
First received: July 24, 2007
Last updated: September 3, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

The goal of this laboratory research study is to collect blood and tumor samples from patients with malignant melanoma. Researchers want to store these samples in a secure and confidential laboratory at M. D. Anderson. Researchers will use the information that is learned in this study to help find ways to improve treatment for melanoma and other cancers.

Condition Intervention
Procedure: Blood Sample
Procedure: Tumor Sample

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Blood and Tumor Sample Collection From Patients With Malignant Melanoma for Long Term Storage

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Further study details as provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Collection and long-term collection of blood and tumor samples from patients with malignant melanoma for future biological and/or surrogate marker studies. [ Time Frame: 6 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Patients will provide blood and tumor samples to help researchers learn about melanoma and other cancers.

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 2006
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Blood Sample + Tumor Sample
Blood samples will be collected. Tumor samples will be collected using a small needle, a punch knife, or a small surgery.
Procedure: Blood Sample
Blood samples will be collected.
Procedure: Tumor Sample
Tumor samples will be collected using a small needle, a punch knife, or a small surgery.

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Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Study participants with a diagnosis of malignant melanoma.


Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of malignant melanoma. These include patients with melanoma of the soft part, spindle-cell neoplasm consistent with melanoma and choroidal melanoma.
  2. Patients who are willing to consent for this protocol.

Exclusion Criteria: None

  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00507325

United States, Texas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Principal Investigator: Kevin B. Kim, MD M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Identifier: NCT00507325     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-0466
Study First Received: July 24, 2007
Last Updated: September 3, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center:
Malignant Melanoma
Blood Sample
Tumor Sample
Long-term storage
Sample Collection

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Nevi and Melanomas processed this record on February 25, 2015