Last updated on April 2010

Studying Patients With a Personal or Family History of Cancer Caused by a Virus


Brief description of study

RATIONALE: Gathering information about patients with a personal or family history of cancer associated with a virus may help doctors learn more about the disease. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying patients with a personal or family history of cancer caused by a virus.

Detailed Study Description

OBJECTIVES: - Conduct clinical, laboratory, and epidemiologic studies of patients with a personal or family history of viral-associated cancer. OUTLINE: Patients undergo an interview, physical examination, and blood sample collection. Other clinically indicated biological samples, such as urine, sputum, saliva, tears, or semen or cervical, anal, oral, or nasal swabs, are collected. Skin testing with conventional, licensed antigens for assessment of cellular immunity may be performed, and skin lesions may be biopsied or excised. Tumor or other tissue biopsies may be obtained when biopsy or surgery is clinically indicated. The biological samples are frozen or preserved for current or future research studies. Patients receive counseling relevant to the disease under study, and about the interim study results. Clinical referrals are made as needed.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00556582

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Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Trials Referral Office
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