Last updated on January 2019

Collecting and Studying Tissue Samples From Patients With HIV-Associated Malignancies


Brief description of study

RATIONALE: Collecting and studying tissue samples from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This research trial studies collecting tissue samples from patients with HIV-related malignancies.

Detailed Study Description

OBJECTIVES
  • To obtain high-quality, clinically annotated tissue from patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 malignancy.
  • To study clinical, genetic, and immunologic parameters that have prognostic significance and/or are involved in the initiation and progression of HIV-1 malignancies, including complete genomic sequence determination of HIV-associated diffuse large B-cell lymphomas, lung cancer, anal cancer, and cervical cancer.

OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.

Patients undergo tumor, lymph node, bone marrow, or skin biopsy, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells collection. Samples are submitted to the AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) Biorepository and transferred to the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR). Samples are then analyzed by the Genome Science Center of British Columbia (GSC-BC) and the HIV+ Tumor Molecular Characterization Project (HTMCP) for full genomic sequencing analysis that may include, but are not limited to, array-based gene expression profiling, comparative genome hybridization, and single nucleotide polymorphism studies by flow cytometry, cytogenetics, and molecular studies. Patients' clinical data, demographics, and treatment given are also collected prospectively in order to record treatment outcome and toxicity.

Patients are followed up at 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years for data-reporting purposes.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT01567722

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Recruitment Status: Open


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