Biomarkers in Tumor Tissue Samples From Patients With Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma or Natural Killer Cell Neoplasms

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 11, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 17, 2017
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Studying samples of tumor tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer. It may also help doctors find better ways to treat the cancer.

PURPOSE: This research trial studies biomarkers in tumor tissue samples from patients with peripheral T-cell lymphoma or natural killer cell neoplasms.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Lymphoma Genetic: DNA analysis Genetic: cytogenetic analysis Genetic: gene mapping Genetic: mutation analysis Genetic: polymerase chain reaction Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Detailed Description:


  • To identify mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressors of peripheral T-cell lymphoma or natural killer (NK) cell neoplasm.
  • To delineate the mechanisms that mediate oncogenic effects and their clinical prognostic significance in these diseases.
  • To perform a comprehensive mutation analysis via whole exome resequencing in a panel of peripheral T-cell or NK lymphomas.

OUTLINE: Fixed paraffin-embedded tumor tissue samples are analyzed for mutations by the Illumina HiSeq platform. Sequencing reads are performed by GAPipeline version 1.5.1 and mapping on the human genome performed using the MAQ software version 0.7.1. Genes harboring validated somatic mutations are then amplified by PCR and analyzed by Sanger resequencing.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 32 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: The Molecular Mechanisms of Transformation in Peripheral T-cell and NK Lymphomas
Actual Study Start Date : June 28, 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 28, 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : August 28, 2011

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. New somatically mutated genes in T-cell and NK lymphoma samples [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 120 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Samples from patient enrolled on E2404 from whom samples were submitted for research


  • Diagnosed with peripheral T-cell lymphoma or natural killer cell neoplasms
  • Available fresh tumor samples from patients treated on ECOG-E2404 and normal DNA (non-ECOG) samples


  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01390597

Sponsors and Collaborators
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Principal Investigator: Adolfo A. Ferrando, MD, PhD Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

Responsible Party: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Identifier: NCT01390597     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000703260
First Posted: July 11, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 17, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017

Keywords provided by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group:
peripheral T-cell lymphoma
stage I adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
stage II adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
stage III adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
stage IV adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
anaplastic large cell lymphoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Peripheral
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin