Prospective Procurement of Solid Tumor Tissue to Identify Novel Therapeutic Targets
- Recent advances and insights into the molecular pathogenesis of cancer have led to the
development of novel molecular and biologic targeted therapies for the treatment of
advanced cancer patients. A critical challenge in extending these studies involves the
identification and validation of new therapeutic targets for future cancer therapies.
- The Surgery Branch, NCI has an interest in identifying novel molecular and biologic
targets to facilitate the development of future cancer therapies. In addition, we have
the primary responsibility for providing surgical consultative services to the NIH. As
such, we are uniquely positioned to acquire and perform important studies on solid
tumor tissue to help identify therapeutic targets that may have significant clinical
- Primary Objective: To collect biologic samples from patients undergoing diagnostic or
therapeutic interventions for premalignant, primary or metastatic solid tumors for the
purpose of identifying novel molecular and biologic therapeutic targets
- Secondary Objectives: To collect detailed history, demographic, treatment data, and
perioperative findings in order to categorize and track the specific procedures and
- Patients greater than or equal to 16 years of age with radiographic evidence of,
biochemical evidence of, or histologically/cytologically proven solid neoplasms who
require diagnostic or therapeutic intervention as a part of the diagnosis and /or
standard of care treatment and/or follow up for their neoplasm
- Patients must have laboratory and physical examination parameters within acceptable
limits by standard of practice guidelines prior to planned intervention
- A tissue acquisition trial in which tissues will be obtained at the time of
- Tissue and blood will be processed at the time of collection, stored and then
transferred to Dr. Kammula's laboratory for further processing.
- No investigational therapy will be given.
- It is anticipated that 1000 patients will be enrolled over a period of 10 years
Time Perspective: Prospective
Udai S Kammula, M.D.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
United States: Federal Government
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