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Clinical Trial VICCGI0283

Title

Novel Gastrointestinal Cancer Markers in Tissue and Biofluids

Principal Investigator(s)

Nipun Merchant

Details

  • Protocol No. VICCGI0283
  • Open Date: 06/01/2002
  • Staging: N/A
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Scope: Local
  • Objective: NMCC-identifies substances called candidate markers in stool, blood, tumor tissue and normal colon mucosa to detect colon cancer.
  • Disease Sites: Gastrointestinal
  • Therapies: Correlative
  • Drugs: None Specified
  • Participating Institutions: Veterans Administration; Vanderbilt University
  • National Clinical Trial ID: NCT00899626
  • Secondary Protocol No: Not Specified

Description

Patients are being asked to participate in this study because they have a diagnosis of a precancerous gastrointestinal condition, cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. This is a common disease that may be cured or better understood if detected early. One way to do this may be to identify substances called caididate markers in tissue, blood, and urine.

Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:
• Meets 1 of the following criteria:
• Diagnosis of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease
• History of previously treated GI cancer, polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease
• Healthy volunteer
• Undergoing colonoscopy or endoscopy for diagnostic or screening purposes at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center or at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center
PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:
• Hemoglobin ≥ 8.0 g/dL
• Not pregnant
• Fertile participants must use effective contraception
• Capable of giving informed consent
• Not mentally or medically impaired
• No bleeding disorder
PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
• See Disease Characteristics