Studying Biomarkers in Tumor Tissue and Blood Samples From Patients With Small Cell Lung Cancer Registered on CALGB-140202
Lung Cancer
Conditions: official terms
Lung Neoplasms - Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Conditions: Keywords
small cell lung cancer
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective
Name: laboratory biomarker analysis
Type: Other
Overall Status
RATIONALE: Studying samples of tumor tissue and blood from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This research study is studying biomarkers in tumor tissue and blood samples from patients with small cell lung cancer registered on CALGB-140202.
Detailed Description


- To identify the major genetic alterations in human small cell lung cancer (SCLC) using next-generation sequencing and focusing on mutations in coding sequence.


- To follow up with in-depth assessment of candidate oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes using gene expression analysis, cell culture systems, and murine models of SCLC.

OUTLINE: DNA isolated from archived tumor tissue and blood samples are analyzed for genetic mutations and gene expression profiling using Illumina exome sequencing. Results are compared with transcriptome of tumors (or cell lines) with and without the specific mutation. Cell culture studies overexpressing or inhibiting the genes of interest are also performed in a mouse model to identified potential drivers of small cell lung cancer.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: - Patients must have been registered to CALGB-140202 trial in which tumor material (frozen tissue and paired blood specimens) is available

- Institutional Review Board (IRB) review and approval at the institution where the laboratory work will be performed is required
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: David MacPherson - 206-667-6464
Start Date
January 2012
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
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