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Clinical Trials (PDQ®)

NSABP Patient Registry and Biospecimen Profiling Repository

Basic Trial Information
Trial Description
     Further Trial Information
     Eligibility Criteria
Trial Contact Information

Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
No phase specifiedTissue collection/RepositoryActive18 and overOtherNSABP MPR-1

Trial Description


This is a study to collect and analyze tissue specimens from metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients for the development of a molecularly profiled tissue repository for the primary purpose of maintaining a patient registry for future clinical trials based on the molecular profile of the tumors. The main purpose of testing these tissue specimens is to identify genetic alterations or biomarkers associated with colorectal cancer such that if new agent(s) become available, particularly those that target these genetic alterations/biomarkers, participants may be offered the opportunity to take part in a National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) treatment protocol.

Further Study Information

Tissue blocks from the primary tumor site and an uninvolved margin of resection (normal tissue) from consenting patients will be submitted and stored at the NSABP Division of Pathology, in the NSABP Biospecimen Profiling Repository. Tissue specimens will be used to profile molecular characteristics, including actionable mutations most commonly identified in colorectal cancer. Specimens may be further interrogated by other methods to discover additional mechanisms and targetable genetic alterations that may predict sensitivity or resistance to drug therapies.

The repository will be populated, maintained, and analyzed through continuous patient recruitment. Patient tumor specimens will be interrogated to characterize an individual's molecular profile. At a future date for discovery purposes, the normal tissue may be profiled for comparison with the profile of the tumor tissue. NSABP will hold a database with molecular profiles and relevant patient information. As agents become available for clinical study, particularly those matching specified profiles, the treating physician will be contacted so that the patient may be offered participation in that trial via a separate consent process. Each NSABP trial will have a defined molecular profile for entry which will be specific to the agent(s) under study. The MPR-1 patient registry and tissue repository and all treatment protocols associated with MPR-1 are being developed as part of the NSABP Oncology-Genome Assessment Guided Medicine (N-GAMe) Program.

This registry and repository platform uses a translational science approach for more personalized therapy for patients with mCRC. This analysis provides an individual molecular profile in an attempt to direct each patient's treatment based on the pattern of genetic alterations. These efforts also may aid in the discovery of with or without new gene targets for future drug development.

Approximately 1000-2000 tumor (with or without) normal tissue specimens from living mCRC patients will be collected, stored, and analyzed as part of this biospecimen repository. It is anticipated that 200-400 participants will be registered within the first year.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • The patient must have a diagnosis of metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma.
  • Representative formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue blocks from the primary colorectal tumor surgery with corresponding pathology report must be available for release by the local pathology department (an adequate amount of tumor tissue is required for analysis). If available for release, a separate FFPE tissue block from an uninvolved margin of colorectal resection (normal tissue) is also requested.
  • The patient must have a life-expectancy of greater than or equal to 6 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of non-CRC malignancy unless the patient is considered by the physician to be disease-free and at low risk for recurrence.
  • Known comorbid medical conditions that would preclude investigational treatment (e.g., active hepatitis B or C; symptomatic cardiac disease; renal insufficiency; bone marrow impairment).
  • Psychiatric or addictive disorders or other conditions that, in the opinion of the investigator, would preclude investigational treatment.
  • Colonoscopy biopsies or diagnostic core biopsy procedures without surgery or resection.

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project

Norman WolmarkPrincipal Investigator

Diana Gosik, RN, BSPh: 412-339-5333

Trial Sites

 City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
  San Diego
 Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Kaiser Foundation Hospital - San Diego
 Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Vallejo
 UF Health Cancer Center
 Baptist Cancer Institute - Jacksonville
 UF Cancer Center at Orlando Health
 Memorial University Medical Center
 Mountain States Tumor Institute at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
  Post Falls
 Kootenai Health Cancer Services
 Decatur Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Institute
  South Bend
 CCOP - Northern Indiana CR Consortium
  Iowa City
 Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Iowa
 Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center, Weinberg Cancer Institute
  Silver Spring
 Holy Cross Hospital
  Ann Arbor
 CCOP - Michigan Cancer Research Consortium
 Josephine Ford Cancer Center at Henry Ford Hospital
  East Lansing
 Breslin Cancer Center at Ingham Regional Medical Center
  Grand Rapids
 Cancer Research Consortium of West Michigan
 CCOP - Kalamazoo
  Saint Louis Park
 CCOP - Metro-Minnesota
 CCOP - Missouri Valley Cancer Consortium
North Carolina
 Randolph Hospital
 Mission Hospitals - Memorial Campus
 Levine Cancer Institute at Carolinas Medical Center
 Presbyterian Hospital
 Wayne Memorial Hospital, Incorporated
 CCOP - Cone Health Cancer Center
  High Point
 High Point Regional Hospital
 FirstHealth Moore Regional Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center
 Annie Penn Memorial Hospital
 CCOP Forsyth Memorial Hospital
 Wake Forest University Comprehensive Cancer Center
North Dakota
 Sanford Medical Center
 Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University - Philadelphia
 Allegheny Cancer Center at Allegheny General Hospital
 UPMC Cancer Centers
  West Reading
 McGlinn Family Regional Cancer Center at Reading Hospital and Medical Center
South Carolina
 Roper Hospital
 Cancer Centers of the Carolinas (International)
South Dakota
  Souix Falls
 CCOP - Sanford Research
 Christine LaGuardia Phillips Cancer Center at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center
 Virginia Oncology Associates - Hampton
 MBCCOP - Massey Cancer Center
  Green Bay
 CCOP - St. Vincent Hospital Cancer Center, Green Bay
 CCOP - Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
 Aurora Health Care

Link to the current record.
NLM Identifer NCT01793805 processed this data on March 16, 2015

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