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FR in Stored Plasma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2008 by Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom
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First received: November 6, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2008
History: No changes posted

The folate receptor (FR) is a cell over expressed on the surface of certain cancers, this occurs most frequently in ovarian cancers. Some normal tissues also express the FR, however in these normal tissues, the FR is usually located on the tissue surface that is inaccessible to circulating drugs. As such, drugs which target the FR may potentially be used to target cancers which overexpress the FR while reducing toxicity to normal tissues. Therefore the ability to measure FR levels from different cancer types may help to select patients who are most likely to benefit from treatment with FR targeted therapies. Once such drug BGC945 is currently being tested in preclinical study at the Institute of Cancer Research

Ovarian Cancer

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Measurement of the Folate Receptor in Stored Plasma From Patients With Ovarian Cancer

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Further study details as provided by Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To measure the levels of soluble folate receptor in stored plasma obtained from patients with ovarian cancer [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 27
Study Start Date: July 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

FR may be released from the cancer cells in the blood. We have developed a method in the laboratory which has been able to measure the FR obtained from cancer cells in culture which has been added into blood. We would like to study if this method is able to measure the FR in stored plasma samples obtained from patients with ovarian cancer, so that it may be developed as a method for selecting patients for FR-target treatments such as BGC 945.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

In the first stage of the study 13 samples will be analysed. If thee is one or more positive results the study will progress to the 2nd state to include 14 more samples.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with ovarian cancer who have given informed consent to have blood collected for the plasma bank in the 'Pharmacogenetics and proteomics studies in patients receiving novel anticaner agents' study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have withdrawn consent form their blood stored within the 'Pharmacogenetics and proteomics studies in patients receiving novel anticancer agents' study to be used for research.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00787514

Contact: Stan Kaye 02086613539
Contact: Matthew Ng 02087224283

United Kingdom
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust Recruiting
Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom, SM2 5PT
Contact: Stan Kaye    02086613541   
Contact: Matthew Ng    02087224283   
Principal Investigator: Stan Kaye         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom
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Responsible Party: Prof Stan Kaye, Institute of Cancer Research Identifier: NCT00787514     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCR3029
Study First Received: November 6, 2008
Last Updated: November 6, 2008
Health Authority: United Kingdom: National Health Service

Keywords provided by Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust:
ovarian cancer, folate receptor, plasma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Ovarian Neoplasms
Adnexal Diseases
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Genital Diseases, Female
Genital Neoplasms, Female
Gonadal Disorders
Neoplasms by Site
Ovarian Diseases
Urogenital Neoplasms processed this record on November 27, 2014