Collection of Tissue Samples for Cancer Research

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified April 2014 by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
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First received: May 9, 2009
Last updated: March 14, 2015
Last verified: April 2014


-Patients who are being evaluated or are on research protocols at the NIH Clinical Center or at participating sites will be entered onto this screening and tissue procurement protocol for collection of tissue specimens.


-To obtain samples for research purposes from tests performed for clinical indications or research indications on other research protocols, and to obtain samples for research purposes from non-surgical procedures, performed for the sole purpose of obtaining samples for this protocol.


-Patients who are being evaluated for and/or treated on protocols within the NIH Clinical Center or at participating sites.


  • Specimens for research purposes, as outlined in this protocol, will be obtained from tests and procedures that are done as required by the primary research protocols that a given patient is enrolled in.
  • These procedures may include, but are not limited to, laboratory tests on blood, CSF, urine or other specimens; and needle biopsies.
  • Given the risks associated with any procedure, the procedure will be discussed in detail with the patients, including the side effects, prior to obtaining a separate consent for each procedure.
  • Tissues and biological fluids to be procured may include but are not limited to blood, serum, urine, tumor tissue, normal tissue, pleural fluid, CSF, saliva, bronchial alveolar lavage (BAL), and bone marrow. These specimens will be stored without patient identifiers and used to perform only those research studies that are outlined in this protocol. Patients can opt to donate samples to create preclinical models to study tumor biology and genetics, and to develop new therapies for cancer.

Once a patient is taken off study, he or she may be re-consented and enrolled at a later time to obtain another research specimen as part of this protocol.


Condition Intervention Phase
Procedure: Biopsy
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Tissue Procurement Protocol for the Developmental Therapeutics Clinic, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 3000
Study Start Date: September 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2019 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Procedure: Biopsy
    Tissue samples will be collected for research purposes from non-surgical procedures, such percutaneous biopsies for the sole purpose of obtaining specimens or biological fluids for the protocol.
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Patients who are being evaluated for and or treated at the NIH Clinical Center or at participating sites.

Ability to understand and willingness to sign a written informed consent document indicating their willingness to have their tissue or biologic fluid specimens used for research as outlined in this protocol.

Age greater than 18 years



  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: NCT00900198

Contact: Jennifer H Zlott (301) 435-5664
Contact: James H Doroshow, M.D. (301) 496-4291

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: James H Doroshow, M.D. National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00900198     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 060213, 06-C-0213
Study First Received: May 9, 2009
Last Updated: March 14, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Tissue Collection
Assay Development
Tissue Acquisition
Tissue Biopsies processed this record on March 26, 2015