Biofilm Epidemiology and Mechanisms in Colon Cancer

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    National Cancer Institute / Johns Hopkins University
Updated on 23 November 2020

Summary

Biofilm Epidemiology and Mechanisms in Colon Cancer

Description

This research is being done to learn more about why people get colon cancer. We are looking to identify specific bacteria in the colon that may be linked to the development of colon cancer. We will look for these bacteria in the stool and in the pieces of tissue obtained from the colon. We are also looking for certain signs in the stool, urine, mouth swish, blood and tissue, that show which people may harbor these bacteria and which could tell us how this disease progresses.

About 2000 people are expected to take part.

There is no direct benefit to you from being in this study.

If you take part in this study, you may help others in the future.

Details
Condition Cancer Prevention, Colon Cancer
Clinical Study IdentifierTX146406
SponsorNational Cancer Institute / Johns Hopkins University
Last Modified on23 November 2020

Eligibility

Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

The colonoscopy will be standard of care
If you agree to be in this study, we will require you to do the following things
If you are a female capable of having children, the study doctor will ask you some questions to see if you are pregnant
Complete a questionnaire about your socio demographic data, your own and your family’s health background and about your eating habits. This information will be kept private and will not be shared without your consent
Allow us to collect small samples from the lining of your colon at the time of your colonoscopy. As part of your standard clinical care, you need an exam of the inside of your colon with a flexible tool (colonoscope). The reasons for the exam and the risks of the test will be explained by your doctor. We will take an additional 1-12 tissue samples for research purposes. Taking the research biopsies will prolong the procedure by 3-5 minutes
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If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

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Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

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