DNA Tests in Detecting Disseminated Disease in Tumor, Blood, and Bone Marrow Samples From Patients With Rhabdomyosarcoma

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified August 2011 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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National Cancer Institute (NCI)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: August 17, 2011
Last updated: August 20, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

RATIONALE: DNA analysis of tumor, blood, and bone marrow may help doctors predict if the disease has been disseminated.

PURPOSE: This research trial studies DNA tests in detecting disseminated disease in tumor, blood, and bone marrow samples from patients with rhabdomyosarcoma.

Condition Intervention
Genetic: DNA methylation analysis
Genetic: microarray analysis
Genetic: polymerase chain reaction
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: DNA Methylation-based Assays for Detecting Disease Spread in Rhabdomyosarcoma

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Panel of hypermethylation assays for minimal disseminated RMS [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Detection of RMS cells in bone marrow [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 170
Study Start Date: August 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • To establish a panel of hypermethylation assays for minimal disseminated disease analysis in rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).
  • To apply the hypermethylation assays to a series of bone marrow specimens from RMS patients.

OUTLINE: Archived tumor, bone marrow, and peripheral blood samples are analyzed for DNA hypermethylation by PCR-based assays and microarray assays. Results are then compared with each patient's clinical and pathological characteristics, and outcomes. Patterns of locus hypermethylation in tumor and paired bone marrow samples are also compared.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)
  • Tumor, bone marrow, and peripheral blood samples from the Children's Oncology Group D9803 trial of intermediate-risk RMS


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01419509

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Oncology Group
Principal Investigator: Stephen R. Master, MD University of Pennsylvania
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Peter C. Adamson, Children's Oncology Group - Group Chair Office
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01419509     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000709088, COG-ARST11B1
Study First Received: August 17, 2011
Last Updated: August 20, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
alveolar childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
embryonal childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
embryonal-botryoid childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
mixed childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
pleomorphic childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
previously untreated childhood rhabdomyosarcoma
nonmetastatic childhood soft tissue sarcoma

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue

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