A Master Protocol Empowering Precision Research in Colorectal Cancer

2019-10-15 11:11:04 | BioPortfolio


AlphaOmega is part of a new class of master protocols that represent a new subset of observational trials designed to empower a bi-directional collaboration between pre-clinical and clinical research, an essential prerequisite to feed and implement precision oncology.

AlphaOmega is a patient-centered translational research platform supporting the AIRC 5x1000 grant "Insights into the evolving heterogeneity in Metastatic colorectal cancer: from mechanisms to therapies".


The study will enroll at least 500 CRC patients. Patients will be tracked from study entry through their course of treatments, until death or a minimum of 5 years. Patients will be longitudinally sampled and matched clinical data (including imaging) will be collected. Derived molecular/biological profiles will be matched with clinical characteristics to identify markers that may have prognostic and/or predictive correlation with clinical progression and individual response to treatment. Via a multi-tiered informed consensus process, AlphaOmega will also allow to develop companion diagnostics for molecular enrichment strategies in experimentally-driven proof-of-concept trials.

Study Design


Colorectal Cancer




ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII Oncologia Medica


Not yet recruiting


IFOM, The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-15T11:11:04-0400

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