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S9704-S0014-S0313A Studying Genes in Samples From Patients With Limited or Advanced Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

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: NCT01563861
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 27, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 20, 2019
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Southwest Oncology Group

Brief Summary:

RATIONALE: Studying samples of tumor tissue from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors identify and learn more about biomarkers related to cancer. It may also help doctors find better ways to treat cancer.

PURPOSE: This research trial studies genes in samples from patients with limited and advanced diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Lymphoma Genetic: RNA analysis Genetic: gene expression analysis Other: immunohistochemistry staining method Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Detailed Description:


  • To determine the proportion of the cell of origin subtypes (germinal center B-cell-like [GCB] vs non-GCB) and expression levels of prognostic genes previously identified in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in patient biopsy samples from SWOG trials of limited- and advanced-stage DLBCL, and to assess the association between the results and progression-free survival (PFS).
  • To assess the association between these marker results and overall survival (OS).

OUTLINE: Archived formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue are analyzed for gene expression profile by quantitative nuclease protection assay (qNPA) and immunohistochemical analyses. Results are then compared with each patient's progression-free survival and overall survival.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 397 participants
Observational Model: Other
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Determining the Cell of Origin and Prognostic Gene Signatures in SWOG Trials of Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma
Actual Study Start Date : September 15, 1997
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 1, 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : October 31, 2013

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of GCB phenotype among limited-stage vs advanced-stage patients [ Time Frame: Retrospectively ]
  2. Differences in PFS between limited- and advanced-stage patients with the GCB and non-GCB phenotypes [ Time Frame: Retrospectively ]
  3. Association between GCB markers and OS [ Time Frame: Retrospectively ]

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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 registering to S9704-S0014-S0313 consenting to banking


  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma - Initial diagnostic tissue block, or 4 unstained slides
  • Tissue from patients with limited-stage DLBCL enrolled on SWOG trials treated with cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin hydrochloride, prednisone, and vincristine sulfate (CHOP), and monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody backbone

    • SWOG-S0014
    • SWOG-S0313
  • Tissue from patients with advanced-stage DLBCL enrolled on SWOG trials treated with CHOP and monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody backbone

    • SWOG-S9704
    • SWOG-S0433
    • SWOG-S0515
    • SWOG-S0806


  • Not specified


  • See Disease Characteristics

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01563861

Sponsors and Collaborators
Southwest Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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Principal Investigator: Daniel O. Persky, MD University of Arizona
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Responsible Party: Southwest Oncology Group Identifier: NCT01563861    
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000729157
S9704-S0014-S0313A ( Other Identifier: SWOG )
U10CA032102 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: March 27, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 20, 2019
Last Verified: December 2019
Keywords provided by Southwest Oncology Group:
contiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
noncontiguous stage II adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage III adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
stage IV adult diffuse large cell lymphoma
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lymphoma, B-Cell
Lymphoma, Large B-Cell, Diffuse
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Immunoproliferative Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin