Ascertainment of Peripheral Blood or Saliva Samples for Genetic Epidemiology Studies of Familial Cancers
The purpose of this study is to better understand the genetic causes of cancer and the inherited tendency to develop cancer. To accomplish this, blood specimens and/or saliva samples and/or tumor and normal tissue blocks from patients and families of patients with cancer will be collected. Blood specimens will be frozen and stored for analysis at a later date. Tumor tissue and normal tissue will be stored for analysis at a later date. In order to perform this study, patients and members of their families will be asked to provide blood samples and/or saliva samples. Individuals will be asked to provide a history of cancer in their relatives at the time the blood sample is given. No relatives will be contacted before they have been asked by a family member if they wish to participate in this study.
Patients can provide either a blood or saliva sample for the protocol. For blood samples, two tubes of blood (approximately 20 cc) will be drawn from the patient, utilizing a sterile technique. The tubes will be rocked so as to mix the blood with the additive (EDTA) in the tubes. For saliva samples, approximately 2-4 ml of saliva will be collected in specialized Oragene DNA Self-Collection Kit tubes.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00579163
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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