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Cancer Research Repository for Individuals With Cancer Diagnosis, High Risk Individuals, and Individuals With No History of Cancer (Control) (iCaRe2)

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified November 2016 by University of Nebraska
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Whitney Goldner, MD, University of Nebraska Identifier:
First received: December 2, 2013
Last updated: November 14, 2016
Last verified: November 2016
The objectives of this project at UNMC and other IRB approved sites is to implement and maintain a comprehensive data and biospecimen bank known as the Integrated Cancer Repository for Cancer Research (iCaRe2). The data registry and biospecimen bank will provide core support services for future IRB approved multidisciplinary research on cancer and other chronic diseases carried out by members of the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center as well as internal and external research collaborators from different participating institutions/centers.

Pancreatic Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Lung Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Thymus Cancer
Colon Cancer
Rectal Cancer
Anal Cancer
Bile Duct Cancer
Duodenal Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Liver Cancer
Small Intestine Cancer
Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
Lynch Syndrome
Bladder Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Penile Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Ureter Cancer
Urethral Cancer
Hypopharyngeal Cancer
Laryngeal Cancer
Lip Cancer
Oral Cavity Cancer
Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Oropharyngeal Cancer
Paranasal Sinus Cancer
Nasal Cavity Cancer
Salivary Gland Cancer
Skin Cancer
CNS Tumor
CNS Cancer
Unknown Primary Tumor
Multiple Myeloma
Ovarian Cancer
Endometrial Cancer
Vaginal Cancer

Study Type: Observational [Patient Registry]
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 80 Years
Official Title: Integrated Cancer Repository for Cancer Research

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of Nebraska:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Development and implementation of a web-based Cancer Collaborative Registry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)/Nebraska Medical Center (NMC) [ Time Frame: 25 years ]
    This is a registry that will continue to accrue patients indefinitely

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Procurement and banking of excess biological material for future analysis [ Time Frame: 25 years ]
    This is a registry and biobank and will continue to accrue indefinitely

Other Outcome Measures:
  • Collection and banking of blood, DNA, and urine samples for future analysis that will be proposed in future IRB submissions [ Time Frame: 25 years ]
    This is a registry with biobank and accrual will continue indefinitely

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Questionnaire: baseline, follow up and annually. Blood: obtain 30 ml of blood at enrollment, annually and at recurrence. Urine: donate a urine sample at enrollment and follow up appointments. Access to leftover tissue: release a portion of leftover tissue collected and saved from surgery/biopsy.

Urine: obtain 1/4 cup of urine at enrollment date. Additional 1/4 cup of urine may be collected at follow up visits.

Tissue procurement and banking of excess biological materials. This includes but not limited to tumor tissue and/or metastatic cancer tissue and/or paraffin embedded tissue collected and saved from biopsy and/or surgery done in the past or future, from registry participants. If subjects have tissue outside of UNMC, subjects will sign a release of information so tissue slides can be obtained.

Estimated Enrollment: 9999
Study Start Date: November 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2099
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2099 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

The integrated Cancer Repository for Cancer Research (iCaRe2 is a unique sociotechnical resource for the collection and management of cancer and health-related data at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The iCaRe2 is a multi-center, semantically-interoperable and easily-customizable cancer data resource which is aimed at collecting, managing, mining and sharing the comprehensive, multi-dimensional cancer-related data on cancer patients and biospecimens (such as tumor specimens, germ line DNA, serum, urine, and plasma) collected from those individuals.

The iCaRe2 provides: (i) a HIPAA compliant, secure, efficient and user-friendly mechanism for data and validation; (ii) utilization of standard vocabulary and data elements; and (iii) the ad-hoc data reporting capabilities. The iCaRe2 serves as a collaboration platform for studies (including clinical trials) performed in centers with expertise in cancer biology, pathology, epidemiology, genetics, early detection, and patient care.

The iCaRe2 has been developed as an expansion of the biocomputing framework that initially included four multi-center collaborative registries:

(i) the PCCR (Pancreatic Cancer Collaborative Registry that was established in 2001), (ii) the BCCR (Breast Cancer Collaborative Registry - established in 2006 ); (iii) the TCCR (Thyroid Cancer Collaborative Registry - established in 2006), and (iv) the GPHID (Great Plains Health Informatics Database - established in 2011 to enroll subjects who have no personal history of cancer diagnosis at the time of enrollment).

At present, this framework has been incrementally expanded to include the Thoracic Oncology Collaborative Registry (TOCR), GenitoUrinary Cancer Collaborative Registry (GUCaRe), Head and Neck Cancer Collaborative Registry (HNCCR), Gastrointestinal & Abdominal Cavity Cancer Collaborative Registry (GACCaRe), Central Nervous System Tumor Collaborative Registry (CTCR), Leukemia and Myeloid Neoplasm Registry (LeMN) , Gynecological Cancer Collaborative Registry (GCCR), Sarcoma Collaborative Registry (SARCR), Melanoma Collaborative Registry (MELCR) and Auxiliary Cancer Registry (ACR).

The iCaRe2 group elected to use a "confederation model", as opposed to a traditional registry or network model. It was felt that these latter models implied that the registry or network would assume control of an individual Center's database. The major advantages of a confederation model include the flexibility to use selected Centers for different research projects based on a Center's resources and expertise and the ability to have different strategies to address various research questions. It was also recognized that for this model to be successful, it is essential to have a standardized approach to data collection (patient information and biospecimen annotation) and reporting. A confederation would also encourage participation of any interested Center, irrespective of its size or location. A web-based registry iCaRe2 was developed and made available to any Center to participate in data collection and storage of cancer related data.


Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 110 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Any individual who meets the eligibility criteria will be invited to participate in iCaRe2.

Inclusion Criteria.

  • Adult individuals (male and female) who have a personal diagnosis/history of cancer
  • Adult individuals who have a risk for developing cancer or suspicious clinical findings
  • Adult individuals with no history of cancer for normal control registry.
  • Able to provide consent.
  • 19 years of age or older.
  • Adult individuals who are able to speak English. Exclusion Criteria.
  • Individuals under age 19.
  • Individuals unable to provide informed consent by virtue of cognitive impairment.
  • Anyone who does not meet the above inclusion criteria for this project.
  • Non-English speaking individuals.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT02012699

Contact: Whitney Goldner, MD 402-559-3579
Contact: Alice Kueh, MS 402-559-8511

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Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
Principal Investigator: Whitney Goldner, MD University of Nebraska
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Whitney Goldner, MD, MD, University of Nebraska Identifier: NCT02012699     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00693368
Other Study ID Numbers: UNMC 253-13
Study First Received: December 2, 2013
Last Updated: November 14, 2016

Keywords provided by University of Nebraska:
Pancreatic Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Esophageal cancer
Thymus cancer
Pancreatic tumor
Esophageal tumor
Thymus tumor
Thyroid Tumor
Thyroid Nodule
Lung Tumor

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Myeloma
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Stomach Neoplasms
Rectal Neoplasms
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Thyroid Neoplasms
Endometrial Neoplasms
Liver Neoplasms
Kidney Neoplasms
Skin Neoplasms
Salivary Gland Neoplasms
Anus Neoplasms
Gallbladder Neoplasms
Bile Duct Neoplasms
Urethral Neoplasms
Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms
Vaginal Neoplasms
Laryngeal Neoplasms
Adenomatous Polyposis Coli
Mouth Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Hypopharyngeal Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis
Testicular Neoplasms
Ureteral Neoplasms
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