Storage and Research Use of Human Bio-specimens From Melanoma Patients and Clinical Testing for Assignment of Treatment

  • End date
    Aug 24, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Updated on 24 March 2022


The purpose of this research is to identify biological characteristics occurring in the initiation and progression of melanoma.

Condition Melanoma
Treatment Tissue and blood collection
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT01205815
SponsorVanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Last Modified on24 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Pathologically-proven diagnosis of melanoma
Patient must have a test or procedure that has the potential to provide left-over tissue that can be banked for future research purposes OR the patient has already had a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure but who has not yet been approached to participate is also eligible

Exclusion Criteria

Any patient with significant contraindications to venipuncture (e.g., severe anemia) will be excluded from blood collection procedures. However, if the patient provides consent and a paraffin-embedded block or 10-15 unstained slides of their tissue diagnosis, they will not be excluded from this protocol
Any patient unable or unwilling to provide consent
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