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Characterisation of Gene Variants in the Angiogenic Pathway

18 Years
Open (Enrolling)
Solid Tumors

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Characterisation of Gene Variants in the Angiogenic Pathway

Angiogenesis plays a key role in the process of tumour growth and metastases.
Anti-angiogenic targeted therapies are currently used in a wide range of solid tumors
including lung, breast, colorectal, kidney and liver cancer. Somatic variants in genes
related to tumorigenesis have been associated with treatment response, whereas germline gene
variants have been associated with tumor risk, prognosis and treatment related toxicity. In
this study we propose to (1) To characterise the prevalence and clinicopathological
associations of germline and somatic variation in genes involved in the angiogenic pathway
in healthy donors and unselected cancer patients (2) to examine the association between
angiogenic gene variants and outcome in patients receiving anti-angiogenic therapy. Genes
related to angiogenesis to be characterised include those encoding platelet derived growth
factor receptors, vascular endothelial growth factors, vascular endothelial growth factor
receptors, K-Ras, B-Raf, and c-kit. Results from this study may (1) identify patients who
are more likely to respond to anti-angiogenic targeted therapy, thus maximising drug
efficacy and (2) to identify further targets for potential anti-angiogenic drug therapies.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Anti-angiogenic targeted therapies are used in a wide range of solid tumors including
NSCLC, breast cancer, GISTs, CRC, renal cell carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional

Principal Investigator

Ross Andrew Soo, MBBS

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

National University Hospital, Singapore


Singapore: Domain Specific Review Board

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Start Date:

March 2007

Completion Date:

Related Keywords:

  • Solid Tumors