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Biomarkers in Patients at Risk of Developing Myelodysplastic Syndrome or Other Disorders and in Healthy Participants

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: NCT00899327
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified July 2009 by National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 12, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 8, 2009
Information provided by:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Studying samples of blood and bone marrow in the laboratory from patients at risk of developing myelodysplastic syndrome may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to disorders of the blood and bone marrow.

PURPOSE: This research study is looking at biomarkers in patients at risk of developing myelodysplastic syndrome or other disorders and in healthy participants.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Leukemia Myelodysplastic Syndromes Genetic: DNA methylation analysis Genetic: RNA analysis Genetic: cytogenetic analysis Genetic: gene expression analysis Genetic: mutation analysis Genetic: polymerase chain reaction Genetic: protein expression analysis Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Detailed Description:



  • To identify novel biomarkers of disease that would help in the initial diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS).


  • To understand the genesis of anemia in cancers.
  • To identify novel biomarkers of disease that predict progression of MDS to acute myeloid leukemia.

OUTLINE: Blood and bone marrow samples are collected. Hemopoietic stem cells (HSC) and progenitor cells are isolated from samples for analysis. Some of these HSC and progenitor cells are used for functional assays. From the rest of the cells, DNA, RNA, and protein is extracted for molecular analyses, including gene mutation analysis, gene methylation assays, chromatin immunoprecipitation, microarray, and real-time polymerase chain reaction.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Official Title: Molecular and Functional Characterisation of Bone Marrow Function in Normal Subjects, Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) and Secondary Disorders of Heamatopoiesis
Study Start Date : January 2007
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2011

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Identification of novel biomarkers of disease

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Identification of novel biomarkers of disease progression from myelodysplastic syndromes to acute myeloid leukemia
  2. Comprehension of genesis of anemia in cancer

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes


  • Must meet 1 of the following criteria:

    • Being investigated for a potential blood disorder due to abnormal blood count
    • Patients with a known blood disorder who are having a bone marrow sample taken as part of the assessment of that disorder
    • Patients undergoing hip replacement surgery at Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford meeting the following criteria:

      • Not on treatment likely to impair bone marrow function
      • No history of having had treatment likely to have impaired bone marrow function
      • Normal blood count
    • Archived samples from patients with known blood disorder


  • See Disease Characteristics


  • See Disease Characteristics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00899327

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United Kingdom
Oxford Radcliffe Hospital Recruiting
Oxford, England, United Kingdom, 0X3 9DU
Contact: Contact Person    44-1865-222-309   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Principal Investigator: Vyas Paresh, MD Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00899327    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000595855
First Posted: May 12, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 8, 2009
Last Verified: July 2009
Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
myelodysplastic syndromes
acute myeloid leukemia
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Pathologic Processes
Bone Marrow Diseases
Hematologic Diseases
Precancerous Conditions