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Gene Expression Profiles in Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00897741
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 12, 2009
Last Update Posted : February 11, 2014
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Studying samples of tumor tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that may occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This laboratory study uses gene expression profiling to compare primary tumor cells with metastatic tumor cells in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Pancreatic Cancer Genetic: microarray analysis Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Detailed Description:


  • Compare the gene expression profiles of pancreatic cancer cells from the primary and metastatic sites in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer.
  • Characterize the function of the differentially upregulated and downregulated genes identified by comparing the gene expression profiles of primary and metastatic cells in these patients.

OUTLINE: Fresh biopsy samples are collected for gene expression profiling and other biomarker/laboratory analyses.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 10 patients will be accrued for this study.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 10 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Gene Expression Profiles in Primary and Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer
Study Start Date : December 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2009

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Gene expression profiles [ Time Frame: at time of biopsy ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Cancer clinic


  • Diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma of exocrine origin
  • Metastatic disease
  • Fresh biopsy material available from primary site of disease and a metastatic focus, including liver, peritoneum, or lymph node


  • Not specified


  • No prior chemotherapy or radiotherapy for pancreatic cancer

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00897741

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United States, Michigan
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48201
Sponsors and Collaborators
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Philip A. Philip, MD, PhD, FRCP Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

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Responsible Party: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Identifier: NCT00897741    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000482353
P30CA022453 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 12, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 11, 2014
Last Verified: February 2014
Keywords provided by Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute:
recurrent pancreatic cancer
stage IV pancreatic cancer
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pancreatic Neoplasms
Digestive System Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Digestive System Diseases
Pancreatic Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases