Identification of Circulating Tumor Cells in the Peripheral Blood of Lung Cancer Patients

Trial ID or NCT#

NCT00568282

Status

not recruiting iconNOT RECRUITING

Purpose

The primary aim of this study is to determine whether we can identify human lung cancer tumor cells in the peripheral blood of lung cancer patients.

Official Title

Identification of Circulating Tumor Cells in the Peripheral Blood of Lung Cancer Patients (Old Title: Significance of CD44 and or Epithelial Specific Antigen Positive Cells in the Peripheral Blood of Lung Cancer Patients) (LUN0017)

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. Inclusion Criteria:Inclusion Criteria (Cases): 1. Advanced stage (IIIB with malignant effusion or IV) histologically or cytologically confirmed NSCLC 2. Patients must be newly diagnosed (untreated) or have evidence of disease progression at the time of sample collection 3. ability to sign informed consent 4. at least 18 years of age Inclusion Criteria (Controls): 1. no known prior or active malignancy 2. ability to sign informed consent 3. at least 18 years of age
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. 1. history of any other cancer other than non-melanoma skin cancer within the last 5 years Exclusion Criteria:1. history of any other cancer other than non-melanoma skin cancer within the last 5 years 2. pregnant women

Investigator(s)

Heather Wakelee
Heather Wakelee
Medical oncologist, Thoracic specialist
Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
Rajat Rohatgi
Joel Neal, MD, PhD
Joel Neal, MD, PhD
Medical oncologist, Thoracic specialist
Associate Professor of Medicine (Oncology)
Shan X. Wang

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Contact

Lisa Zhou
650-736-4112