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Blood Sample Collection to Evaluate Biomarkers in Subjects With Untreated Melanoma

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03727087
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 1, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 21, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Exact Sciences Corporation

Brief Summary:
The primary objective of this study is to obtain de-identified, clinically characterized, whole blood specimens to evaluate biomarkers associated with cancer for diagnostic assay development.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Melanoma Other: Blood Sample Collection

Detailed Description:
Subjects will have been recently diagnosed with untreated melanoma. Subjects will have a blood sample collected at enrollment and provide medical history prior to initiation of treatment. There will be no further follow-up.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 250 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Blood Sample Collection to Evaluate Biomarkers in Subjects With Untreated Melanoma
Actual Study Start Date : January 10, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 11, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 14, 2020

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MedlinePlus related topics: Melanoma

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Subjects with clinically confirmed melanoma or high suspicion of a primary malignancy of melanoma based on skin exam or imaging and who are treatment naive will provide a blood sample at time of enrollment. No additional blood draws will occur.
Other: Blood Sample Collection
Subjects participating in the study will have blood drawn at enrollment.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood-based biomarkers associated with genetic and epigenetic alterations. [ Time Frame: Point in time blood collection (1 day) at enrollment ]
    Biomarkers under evaluation include differential methylation of nucleic acids and altered expression of proteins in blood from subjects with melanoma at the pre-intervention stage.

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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
Approximately 250 subjects will be enrolled. Subjects will be men and women, 18 years of age and older, who have an untreated melanoma or a high suspicion of primary malignancy of melanoma.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject is male or female > 18 years of age.
  2. Subject has an untreated primary melanoma.


    Subject has high suspicion of primary malignancy of melanoma.

  3. Subject understands the study procedures and is able to provide informed consent to participate in the study and authorization for release of relevant protected health information to the study Investigator.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Any previous cancer diagnosis within the past 5 years (with the exceptions of basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers).
  2. Chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy within 5 years prior to enrollment/sample collection.
  3. Any treatment for the primary malignancy or sites of metastases. Subject may not have started neo-adjuvant chemotherapy, neo-adjuvant radiation therapy, immunotherapy or other treatment and/or surgery prior to blood sample collection.
  4. Less than 3 days between fine needle aspiration (FNA) of target pathology and blood collection.
  5. Less than 5 days between biopsy (other than FNA) of target pathology and blood collection.
  6. IV contrast (e.g. CT and MRI) within 1 day [or 24 hours] of blood collection.
  7. Individual has a condition the Investigator believes would interfere with his or her ability to provide informed consent, comply with the study protocol, which might confound the interpretation of the study results or put the person at undue risk.

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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): NCT03727087

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Contact: Sarah Dunlap 608-733-5531
Contact: Marla Kuleszynski 608-400-3569

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Exact Sciences Corporation

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Responsible Party: Exact Sciences Corporation Identifier: NCT03727087     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2018-03
First Posted: November 1, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 21, 2019
Last Verified: October 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas