Retrospective Analysis of a Drug-Metabolizing Genotype in Cancer Patients and Correlation With Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamics Data
This study is a retrospective one, exploring the hypothesis that a person's genotypic makeup may be associated with a clinical response or toxic effect to a drug. Genetic polymorphisms, that is, states of being able to assume different forms, that are in drug-metabolizing enzymes, transporters, and receptors may affect a patient's response to drug therapy. To date, there have been limited studies looking at a drug-metabolizing genotype (genetic makeup) or phenotype (result of the genotype's interaction with the environment). However, it is often wondered if the variations in a drug's action, that is, pharmacokinetic effect, come from the genotype phenotype relationship.
Participants who entered previous clinical trials at the National Cancer Institute, as approved by the Central Institutional Review Board, may be eligible for this study. Studies for which pharmacokinetic analyses were or are being performed will be the source of the patient population.
Genotyping experiments will be performed through genomic DNA isolated from stored frozen serum. The genotyping results will be compared with pharmacokinetic data and clinical outcomes. Clinical data will consist of what is obtained during the course of the principal pharmacokinetic study. The results of the retrospective analyses will provide no direct benefit to the participants.
|Official Title:||Retrospective Analysis of Drug Disposition and Response-related Genotypes in Cancer Patients and Correlation With Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Data|
|Study Start Date:||September 2004|
Genetic polymorphisms in drug-metabolizing enzymes, transporter/receptors, and transcription factors might affect an individual's response to drug therapy.
Interindividual differences in efficacy and toxicity of cancer chemotherapy are especially important given the narrow therapeutic index of these drugs.
During analysis of investigational agents, interindividual variances in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics are often noted. It is often wondered if these variances might in part be explained by genetic differences in drug metabolizing enzymes, transporters.
To better understand the genotype-phenotype relationship, additional analysis correlating pharmacokinetic data with relevant genotyping.
All individuals previously enrolled on IRB approved clinical trials at the National Cancer Institute.
In these retrospective studies, the association between an individual's pharmacokinetic profile and the genetic variation in their drug metabolizing enzymes and other critical regulators of gene expression will be investigated.
The hypothesis that an individual's genotypic constitution may be associated with clinical response and/or toxicity will be explored.
|United States, Maryland|
|National Cancer Institute (NCI), 9000 Rockville Pike|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Principal Investigator:||William D Figg, Pharm.D.||National Cancer Institute (NCI)|