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PURPOSE: This research study is collecting and storing blood samples from patients with cancer.
- To establish a repository for long-term storage of DNA obtained from patients treated at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
- To establish a mechanism whereby investigators can analyze correlations between genetic polymorphisms and clinical outcomes (e.g., response to treatment).
OUTLINE: Additional blood samples are collected for banking from patients while they are scheduled for routine blood draw as a part of their normal care. Samples are stored in a secure place under the control of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey Tissue Retrieval service. The samples may be used for DNA, RNA, or protein extraction and analyses, as well as generation of cell lines.
Demographic data (ethnicity, race, age, and sex), diagnosis, family history, and previous treatments (chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery) are recorded on the case report form and kept in a secure location in the Office of Human Research Services (OHRS).
Patients may have their samples removed and destroyed at any time.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
biologic sample preservation procedure
Cancer Institute of New Jersey at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:22:14-0400
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