Last updated on April 2019

Evaluation for NCI Surgery Branch Clinical Studies

Brief description of study


The NCI Surgery Branch has developed experimental therapies that involve taking white blood cells from patients' tumor or from their blood, growing them in the laboratory in large numbers, and then giving the cells back to the patient.


This study will allow patients to under screening and evaluation for participation in NCI Surgery Branch Protocols


Patients must meet the minimum eligibility criteria for an NCI surgery Branch Treatment Protocol


Patients will undergo testing and evaluations as required by the appropriate NCI Surgery Branch Treatment protocol

Detailed Study Description


Potential research candidates undergo thorough screening including laboratory tests, scans, x-rays and review of pathology slides to determine initial eligibility for Surgery Branch research protocols.


To permit evaluation of patients referred to the NCI Surgery Branch in order to identify individuals who will be suitable candidates for Surgery Branch clinical research protocols.

To assess frequency of HLA type, gene specific mutations or expression of neo antigens in malignant tumors across the population of cancer patients undergoing screening for NCI Surgery Branch Protocols.

Collect results of screening tests for use on subsequent research protocol as baseline (e.g., pretreatment) values.


Patient suspected of having, or with biopsy proven malignant disease.

Patient, parent or guardian (if a minor), is able to provide informed consent.

Patients who are being evaluated for or treated on NCI Surgery Branch protocols.


Patients enrolled on this protocol will be evaluated by NCI Surgery Branch physicians to determine the individual's suitability for participation in a clinical research protocol. An accrual ceiling of 6000 patients has been set to meet the screening needs of the Surgery Branch.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00001823

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