Ascertainment of Peripheral Blood or Saliva Samples for Genetic Epidemiology Studies of Familial Cancers
Patients can provide either a blood or saliva sample for the protocol. For blood samples,
two tubes of blood (approximately 20 cc) will be drawn from the patient, utilizing a sterile
technique. The tubes will be rocked so as to mix the blood with the additive (EDTA) in the
tubes. For saliva samples, approximately 2-4 ml of saliva will be collected in specialized
Oragene DNA Self-Collection Kit tubes.
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
To establish a bank of DNA and frozen lymphoblastoid cell lines for the purpose of facilitating genetic epidemiology investigations of familial cancers.
Kenneth Offit, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
United States: Institutional Review Board
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