Serum Protein Patterns in Participants With Mycosis Fungoides/Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Psoriasis, or Normal Skin

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) Identifier:
First received: August 6, 2003
Last updated: March 14, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

RATIONALE: The presence of specific serum proteins may allow a doctor to determine if a patient has mycosis fungoides/cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well blood protein analysis detects mycosis fungoides/cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Condition Intervention
Genetic: proteomic profiling

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Characterization of Serum Proteomic Patterns in Neoplastic and Inflammatory Skin Disease

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 423
Study Start Date: June 2003
Study Completion Date: March 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Determine whether computer-assisted, higher-order analysis of participant low molecular weight serum proteins can detect distinctive proteomic patterns in participants with normal skin vs mycosis fungoides/cutaneous T-cell lymphoma vs psoriasis.
  • Determine whether these proteomic patterns can distinguish between various stages of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

OUTLINE: This is a pilot study.

Participants complete a general and skin health questionnaire and undergo a whole-body skin examination. Blood samples are taken and analyzed for low molecular weight serum proteins by mass spectroscopy.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 141-423 participants (47-94 each of healthy volunteers, psoriasis patients, and T3 cutaneous T-cell lymphoma patients and 141 T1, T2, and T4 mycosis fungoides patients) will be accrued for this study within 3 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes


  • Meets criteria for 1 of the following categories:

    • Healthy skin volunteer

      • No significant inflammatory or neoplastic disease of the skin or internal organs
    • Diagnosis of 1 of the following skin diseases*:

      • Psoriasis

        • Plaque-type disease
        • Psoriasis Area and Severity Index score at least 12
      • Mycosis fungoides/cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

        • Clinical diagnosis of T1-T4 skin disease with a compatible pathologic diagnosis NOTE: *Stable or worsening disease on no therapy or topical therapy only within the past 2 weeks



  • 18 to 85

Performance status

  • Not specified

Life expectancy

  • Not specified


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  • Not pregnant
  • No known HIV-1-related diseases
  • No known HTLV-1-related diseases
  • Willing to undergo brief skin examination and fill out a questionnaire regarding skin and general health


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


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  • More than 2 weeks since prior systemic therapy for skin disease
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00066664

United States, California
Stanford Cancer Center
Stanford, California, United States, 94305-5824
United States, Maryland
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21231-2410
Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Trials Referral Office
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892-1182
United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109-0942
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Mark C. Udey, MD, PhD NCI - Dermatology Branch
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00066664     History of Changes
Obsolete Identifiers: NCT00063167
Other Study ID Numbers: 030228, 03-C-0228, CDR0000316453
Study First Received: August 6, 2003
Last Updated: March 14, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
recurrent cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
stage I cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
stage II cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
stage III cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
stage IV cutaneous T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma
recurrent mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
stage I mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
stage II mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
stage III mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome
stage IV mycosis fungoides/Sezary syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycosis Fungoides
Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, T-Cell
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin processed this record on April 16, 2014