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Prognostic Factors for All Types of Cancer Combined (ProFaCo)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 25, 2008
Last Update Posted : April 6, 2016
Maastricht University Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dennis Japink, Atrium Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate every possible applicability of flow cytometrical analysis in the intracellular detection of tumor-related material in activated macrophages in the broadest range of cancer types.

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 520 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Flow Cytometrical Analysis of the Human Immune System to Assess Tumor-related Material Piling up in Activated Macrophages in All Relevant Cancer Types.
Study Start Date : November 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2015

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. screening and followup [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

white cells




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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
all patients diagnosed or suspected of cancerous conditions in the broadest sense of the word

Inclusion Criteria:

  • (Suspicion of) presence of cancer in the broadest sense of the word
  • Must be able to understand and sign written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00704587

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Atrium Medical Centre Parkstad
Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands, 6401 PC
Maastricht University Medical Centre
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands, 6202 AZ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Atrium Medical Center
Maastricht University Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Dennis Japink, MD Atrium Medical Centre Parkstad, Heerlen

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Responsible Party: Dennis Japink, drs, Atrium Medical Center Identifier: NCT00704587     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ProFaCo
METC 06-p-47
MEC 08-02-030
First Posted: June 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 6, 2016
Last Verified: April 2016
Keywords provided by Dennis Japink, Atrium Medical Center:
cancer occurence
cancer recurrence
neo-adjuvant treatment response measurement