The Circulating Cell-free Genome Atlas Study

    Not Recruiting
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    GRAIL, Inc.
Updated on 24 January 2021


GRAIL is using deep sequencing of circulating cell-free nucleic acids (cfNAs) to develop assays to detect cancer early in blood. The purpose of this study is to collect biological samples from donors with a new diagnosis of cancer (blood and tumor tissue) and from donors who do not have a diagnosis of cancer (blood) in order to characterize the population heterogeneity in cancer and non-cancer participants and to develop models for distinguishing cancer from non-cancer.


This is a prospective, multi-center, observational study with collection of de-identified biospecimens and clinical data from at least 15,000 participants from clinical networks in the United States and Canada. The study will enroll approximately 10,500 cancer participants (CANCER arm) and approximately 4,500 representative participants without a clinical diagnosis of cancer (NON-CANCER arm). Clinical information, demographics, and medical data relevant to cancer status are collected from all participants and their medical record at baseline (time of biospecimen collection), and subsequently from the medical record at intermittent future time points, at least annually for up to 5 years.

Condition Cancer
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT02889978
SponsorGRAIL, Inc.
Last Modified on24 January 2021

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