Melanoma Molecular Profiling Analysis
There is a significant need to develop new and more effective ways to treat melanoma that will decrease patient morbidity and mortality. This protocol intends to collect and process a portion (< 20% of any node) of lymph nodes from melanoma patients undergoing routine surgical SLN resection: the SLN(s) and 1 adjacent non-SLN(s) are planned for study. In addition, blood will be drawn at the pre study visit (serum and peripheral blood mononuclear cells) and appropriate lineage control tissue will be collected. Material only from already-indicated and planned procedures as part of standard medical care will be used. The main goal of this study will be to properly collect and process material to be analyzed and explore the molecular features melanoma biological samples.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
|Official Title:||Sentinel Node and Non-Sentinel Lymph Nodes (SLN and Non-SLN) Procurement From Melanoma Subjects for Molecular Profiling Analysis|
- Molecularly characterize the regional nodal status of positive and negative SLNs (SLN+ and SLN-) in patients undergoing SLN mapping and dissection for routine staging of melanoma. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Biomarkers differentially expressed between SLN+ and SLN- specimens, molecular profiling the SLN+ node and adjacent non-SLN, and if association exists between specific gene signatures for positive and negative SLN and clinical outcomes. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
Lymph nodes (less than 20% of any node), blood will be drawn at the pre study visit (serum and peripheral blood mononuclear cells) and appropriate lineage control tissue will be collected.
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||May 2015|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Patients with primary melanoma
Other: Biospecimen banking
SLN and one non-SLN (8mm and larger in longest dimension). fourteen 10cc tubes or a total of 140mL of blood will be collected from subjects weighing over 102.6 pounds. If the subject weighs less than 102.6 pounds, the amount of blood drawn will be based on exact body weight. The amount of blood drawn will be no more than 3mL/kg of body weight.
|Contact: Ahmad Tarhini, MDemail@example.com|
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|Hillman Cancer Center||Recruiting|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15232|
|Principal Investigator:||Ahmad Tarhini, MD||University of Pittsburgh|