Protocol to Obtain Blood Samples for Leukemia Research

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified February 2014 by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
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First received: April 24, 2009
Last updated: February 28, 2014
Last verified: February 2014

The purpose of this study is to collect a blood sample in patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).

Condition Intervention
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Other: No Intervention

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Protocol to Obtain Blood Samples for Leukemia Research

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Further study details as provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the frequency with which CLL cells incubated ex vivo with vincristine undergo rapid interphase apoptosis. [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine whether suppression or inhibition of BCL2 family members can acutely sensitize CLL cells to vincristine. [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

10cc of peripheral blood.

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: April 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: April 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
No Treatment Other: No Intervention
Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
Other Name: No Intervention

Detailed Description:

The blood sample will be used in the laboratory to perform studies focusing on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL).


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

Patients at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Norris Cotton Cancer Center


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients undergoing routine blood draws as part of their ongoing follow-up for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center of DHMC.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have received cytotoxic drug, oral or intravenous steroid or targeted antibody therapy for CLL or other disease process within the past 6 months are excluded. Use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is not a reason for exclusion.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00889031

Contact: Research Nurse 800-639-6918
Contact: Nancy Rollings 603-650-5135

United States, New Hampshire
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Recruiting
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States, 03756
Contact: Research Nurse    800-639-6918   
Contact: Nancy Rollings    603-650-5135   
Principal Investigator: Christopher H Lowrey         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Christopher H Lowrey, MD Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Identifier: NCT00889031     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: D0905
Study First Received: April 24, 2009
Last Updated: February 28, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell
Leukemia, Lymphoid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Leukemia, B-Cell
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases processed this record on April 17, 2014