Novel Serum Markers for Monitoring Response to Anti-Cancer Therapy

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified October 2013 by Stanford University
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First received: July 5, 2006
Last updated: October 11, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

The purpose of this trial is to collect blood serum from cancer patients with tumors at different disease sites (such as pancreas, head and neck, and breast) prior to and at subsequent points following anti-cancer therapy to discover novel serum markers of response.

Condition Intervention
Carcinomas (Including Squamous Cell and Adenocarcinoma)
Procedure: blood draw

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Development of Novel Serum Markers for Monitoring Response to Anti-Cancer Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Survival analysis and response to anti-cancer therapy [ Time Frame: At each follow-up (3 months, 6 months, 1 year; at discretion of MD) 2- Safety Issue?- No ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA


Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: January 2002
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2022 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

This is a blood serum collection study at Stanford University for patients with cancer at a variety of disease sites. The purpose of this study is to collect and store blood serum from patients before, during, and after anti-cancer therapy to find new biomarkers that signal disease or response to anti-cancer therapy. The collection and analysis of these biomarkers may lead to improved diagnostic and treatment therapies for certain cancers in the future. We are also interested in collecting blood serum from healthy individuals such as the spouses, relatives, and friends of cancer patients to obtain healthy controls for comparison


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

cancer patients healthy controls


Inclusion Criteria:- Over age 18, no maximum age limit

  • Prior diagnosis of cancer (unless healthy control)
  • Karnofsky performance status of greater than 70
  • Standard pre-treatment evaluation
  • Negative pregnancy test
  • Signed informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:- Less than 18 years old

- Patient without cancer (unless healthy control)

  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00349830

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine Recruiting
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Contact: Jonathan Pai    650-498-7703   
Contact: Cancer Clinical Trials Office    (650) 498-7061      
Principal Investigator: Albert Koong         
Sub-Investigator: James M Ford         
Sub-Investigator: Quynh-Thu Le         
Sub-Investigator: George Albert Fisher M.D. Ph.D.         
Sub-Investigator: Anson W Lowe         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Albert Koong Stanford University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Stanford University Identifier: NCT00349830     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VAR0006, 77923
Study First Received: July 5, 2006
Last Updated: October 11, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Neoplasms by Histologic Type processed this record on April 21, 2014