Biomarkers in Blood and Bone Marrow Samples From Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2011 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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First received: January 25, 2011
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Last verified: January 2011
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RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood and bone marrow from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This research study is studying biomarkers in blood and bone marrow samples from patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Condition Intervention
Genetic: DNA analysis
Genetic: fluorescence in situ hybridization
Genetic: gene expression analysis
Genetic: microarray analysis
Genetic: mutation analysis
Genetic: polymerase chain reaction
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Genome-Wide Analysis of Genetic Alterations in Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Correlation between alteration and gene, exon, and m-RNA expression with complete remission rate, disease-free survival, cumulative incidence of relapse, overall survival, and event-free survival [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Associations between genome-wide DNA copy number alterations and outcome in adult ALL and comparison of these data with already generated pediatric ALL [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • To perform high-resolution, genome-wide profiling of DNA copy number alterations and loss-of-heterozygosity in samples from adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) obtained at diagnosis.
  • To perform candidate gene resequencing of diagnostic ALL samples.
  • To examine correlation of genetic alterations with outcome.
  • To examine the correlation between microarray multi-gene and multi-exon expression signatures with specific alterations and outcome.
  • To understand genetic events that contribute to the formation, development, and relapse of adult ALL by integrating the copy number and sequence alterations with the multi-gene signatures, and by comparing these data with data already generated in pediatric ALL.

OUTLINE: Diagnostic, complete remission, and germ-line specimens are analyzed for DNA profiling and gene resequencing by the Affymetrix SNP6.0 microarray platform, PCR, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Frequency of genetic alterations are performed by the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer. Results are then compared with the data already generated from pediatric patients.


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • This is a multicenter study.
  • Diagnostic and germ-line specimens from patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated on protocols CALGB 9511, CALGB-19802, CALGB-10102, and CALGB-10403 and who have been registered on the companion study CALGB-9665 (The CALGB Leukemia Tissue Bank)


  • Not specified


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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01284010

Sponsors and Collaborators
Cancer and Leukemia Group B
Principal Investigator: James Downing, MD St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Monica M. Bertagnolli, Cancer and Leukemia Group B Identifier: NCT01284010     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000694150, CALGB-21001
Study First Received: January 25, 2011
Last Updated: January 25, 2011
Health Authority: Unspecified

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma
Immune System Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
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