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Integrated Cancer Repository for Cancer Research (iCaRe2)

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02012699
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : December 16, 2013
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2023
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Whitney Goldner, MD, University of Nebraska

Brief Summary:
The iCaRe2 is a multi-institutional resource created and maintained by the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center to collect and manage standardized, multi-dimensional, longitudinal data and biospecimens on consented adult cancer patients, high-risk individuals, and normal controls. The distinct characteristic of the iCaRe2 is its geographical coverage, with a significant percentage of small and rural hospitals and cancer centers. The iCaRe2 advances comprehensive studies of risk factors of cancer development and progression and enables the design of novel strategies for prevention, screening, early detection and personalized treatment of cancer. Centers with expertise in cancer epidemiology, genetics, biology, early detection, and patient care can collaborate by using the iCaRe2 as a platform for cohort and population studies.

Condition or disease
Pancreatic Cancer Thyroid Cancer Lung Cancer Esophageal Cancer Thymus Cancer Colon Cancer Rectal Cancer GIST 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 Mesothelioma Breast Cancer Leukemia Melanoma Sarcoma Unknown Primary Tumor Multiple Myeloma Ovarian Cancer Endometrial Cancer Vaginal Cancer Neuroendocrine Tumors Plasma Cell Dyscrasia Healthy Control

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), Plasma Cell Dyscrasias Collaborative Registry (PDCR), Neuroendocrine Collaborative Registry (NETR), 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.

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 999999 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 80 Years
Official Title: Integrated Cancer Repository for Cancer Research
Actual Study Start Date : November 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2099
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2099

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Development and implementation of a web-based Cancer Collaborative Registry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)/Nebraska Medical Center (NMC) [ Time Frame: 50 years ]
    This is a registry that will continue to accrue patients indefinitely

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Procurement and banking of excess biological material for future analysis [ Time Frame: 50 years ]
    This is a registry and biobank and will continue to accrue indefinitely

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Collection and banking of blood, DNA, and urine samples for future analysis that will be proposed in future IRB submissions [ Time Frame: 50 years ]
    This is a registry with biobank and accrual will continue indefinitely

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Questionnaire: baseline and follow up. Blood: At enrollment (approximately 2 tablespoons) and at other time points during your routine care visits, typically before or after treatment changes. This amount will not exceed 15 tablespoons per year; donation is optional.

Urine: At enrollment and follow up appointments if there is an active study (optional).

Access to leftover tissue: release a portion of leftover tissue collected and saved from surgery/biopsy.

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.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 110 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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.

Information from the National Library of Medicine

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): NCT02012699

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Contact: Whitney Goldner, MD 402-559-3579
Contact: Michelle Desler, MS 402-559-8885

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Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Nebraska
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Principal Investigator: Whitney Goldner, MD University of Nebraska
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Whitney Goldner, MD, MD, University of Nebraska Identifier: NCT02012699    
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00693368
Other Study ID Numbers: 253-13
First Posted: December 16, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 6, 2023
Last Verified: March 2023
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: All data and/or specimen request have to be made to the PI of the center and follow the Human Subject Protection guidelines and policy.
Supporting Materials: Study Protocol
Informed Consent Form (ICF)
Time Frame: as long as the registry is open
Access Criteria: IRB approval to analyze data for separate study

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Whitney Goldner, MD, University of Nebraska:
Pancreatic Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Esophageal cancer
Thymus cancer
Pancreatic tumor
Esophageal tumor
Thymus tumor
Thyroid Tumor
Thyroid Nodule
Lung Tumor
Breast Cancer
Neuroendocrine tumor
Plasma Cell Dyscrasia
Healthy Control
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Multiple Myeloma
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Esophageal Neoplasms
Endometrial Neoplasms
Thyroid Neoplasms
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Salivary Gland Neoplasms
Anus Neoplasms
Gallbladder Neoplasms
Bile Duct Neoplasms
Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
Nasopharyngeal Neoplasms
Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
Vaginal Neoplasms
Urethral Neoplasms
Laryngeal Neoplasms
Mouth Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis
Adenomatous Polyposis Coli
Testicular Neoplasms
Intestinal Neoplasms
Hypopharyngeal Neoplasms
Penile Neoplasms
Ureteral Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Plasma Cell
Peritoneal Neoplasms
Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms
Duodenal Neoplasms