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S9031-S9126-S9333-S9500-A, Studying Bone Marrow and Blood Samples From Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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: NCT00899171
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 12, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2015
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Southwest Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

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

PURPOSE: This research study is looking at bone marrow and blood samples from patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Leukemia Genetic: DNA analysis Genetic: DNA methylation analysis Genetic: RNA analysis Genetic: gene expression analysis Genetic: reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Detailed Description:


  • To determine whether the expression of previously identified acute myeloid leukemia (AML)-specific and age-associated genes have prognostic significance in adult patients with AML.
  • To examine, preliminarily, if AML-specific and age-associated expression changes occur in the most primitive hematopoietic leukemia blasts (i.e., CD34+/38-).
  • To examine, preliminarily, whether methylation or histone modification of the IRF8 CPG island/promoter region is correlated with IRF8 gene expression in AML.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Previously collected specimens of RNA from pre-treatment marrow or peripheral blood are obtained from a repository of SWOG clinical trials (SWOG-S9031, SWOG-9126, SWOG-9333, and SWOG-9500). Samples are analyzed for absolute expression levels of 23 selected genes and relative expression levels of splice variants via quantitative RT/PCR and GeneScan assays and linked to clinical and outcome data from the main SWOG database. Samples from a subset of patients are analyzed to confirm aberrant expression of acute myeloid leukemia-specific and age-associated genes in highly enriched population of leukemic blasts (CD34+/CD38- and CD34+/CD38+). DNA samples are also analyzed for correlation of IRF8 gene expression with methylation or histone modification of the IRF8 CPG island/promoter region.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 251 participants
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: S9031-S9126-S9333-S9500-A, Examination of the Prognostic Significance of AML-Specific and Age-Associated Genes in AML Patients
Study Start Date : November 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2012

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prognostic significance for complete response, overall survival, and relapse-free survival of total and relative expression levels (variant/wild type ratios) for each gene [ Time Frame: immediate ]
  2. Role of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)-specific and age-associated genes in the biology and prognosis of AML [ Time Frame: immediate ]
  3. Role of methylation and histone modification in IRF8 gene expression [ Time Frame: immediate ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients enrolled on S9031, S9333, S0106 or S0112 that consented to use of specimens for future research


  • Pretreatment RNA specimens* available from patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) registered for front-line therapy on the following clinical trials:

    • SWOG-9031
    • SWOG-9126
    • SWOG-9333
    • SWOG-9500
  • Cryopreserved pretreatment cell specimens* available from a subset of patients (those who obtained a complete response [CR] and remained in CR without relapse for ≥ 2 years vs those with resistant disease [i.e., failed to achieve CR with evidence of persistent AML following induction therapy]) NOTE: All specimens currently available in the Southwest Oncology Group Myeloid Leukemia and MDS Repository at the University of New Mexico


  • Not specified


  • Not specified

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00899171

Sponsors and Collaborators
Southwest Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Study Chair: Derek L. Stirewalt, MD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Study Chair: Cheryl L. Willman, MD University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Southwest Oncology Group Identifier: NCT00899171    
Other Study ID Numbers: S9031-S9126-S9333-S9500-A
S9031-S9126-S9333-S9500-A ( Other Identifier: SWOG )
U10CA032102 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 12, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 6, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015
Keywords provided by Southwest Oncology Group:
adult acute myeloid leukemia in remission
adult acute myeloid leukemia with 11q23 (MLL) abnormalities
adult acute myeloid leukemia with inv(16)(p13;q22)
adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(15;17)(q22;q12)
adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(16;16)(p13;q22)
adult acute myeloid leukemia with t(8;21)(q22;q22)
recurrent adult acute myeloid leukemia
untreated adult acute myeloid leukemia
adult acute erythroid leukemia (M6)
adult acute megakaryoblastic leukemia (M7)
adult acute minimally differentiated myeloid leukemia (M0)
adult acute monoblastic leukemia (M5a)
adult acute monocytic leukemia (M5b)
adult acute myeloblastic leukemia with maturation (M2)
adult acute myeloblastic leukemia without maturation (M1)
adult acute myelomonocytic leukemia (M4)
secondary acute myeloid leukemia
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms by Histologic Type