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Biomarkers in Tissue Samples From Patients With Hodgkin Lymphoma Enrolled on ECOG-2496 Clinical Trial

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01505712
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 6, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 18, 2017
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group ( ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group )

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Studying samples of 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 cancer.

PURPOSE: This research study is studying biomarkers in tissue samples from patients with Hodgkin lymphoma enrolled on ECOG-2496 clinical trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Lymphoma Genetic: gene expression analysis Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Detailed Description:


  • To explore the predictive power of a gene expression-based multi-gene predictor in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) with the potential to change clinical practice by basing treatment decisions on biological markers.

OUTLINE: Archived tissue samples are analyzed for gene expression profile using NanoString technology. Results are then compared with patients' treatment outcomes, including failure-free survival and overall survival.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 306 patients from ECOG-2496 (training cohort) and 87 patients treated with ABVD in other trials (validation cohort) will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 393 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Outcome Prediction in Hodgkin Lymphoma by Low-Density Gene Expression Profiling of Formalin Fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissues: A Correlative Study of Inter-Group Trial E2496
Actual Study Start Date : December 15, 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 19, 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : November 19, 2012

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Potential of gene expression profiling in changing treatment decision in cHL [ Time Frame: 1 day ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 120 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Samples from patients who participated in E2496 and provided samples for research.


  • Training cohort: Patients diagnosed with locally extensive and advanced stage classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and treated with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD) or mechlorethamine, doxorubicin hydrochloride, vinblastine, vincristine, bleomycin, etoposide, and prednisone (Stanford V)

    • Pretreatment formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue (FFPET) from patients enrolled on the randomized phase III ECOG-2496 clinical trial
  • Validation cohort: Patients with advanced-stage cHL treated with ABVD at the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA)

    • Pretreatment FFPET available


  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01505712

Sponsors and Collaborators
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: Randall D. Gascoyne, MD British Columbia Cancer Agency
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Responsible Party: ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Identifier: NCT01505712    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000720334
First Posted: January 6, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 18, 2017
Last Verified: May 2017
Keywords provided by Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group ( ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ):
stage I adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage II adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage III adult Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV adult Hodgkin lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Hodgkin Disease
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases