Data and Specimen Bank of Patients Diagnosed With and at High-risk for Gynecologic Cancers

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Jun 10, 2022
  • participants needed
    400
  • sponsor
    University of Virginia
Updated on 24 January 2021
ascites
breast cancer

Summary

The purpose of this project is to establish a bank at UVa of tampon samples, cervical swabs, blood, associated tumor specimens that would otherwise be discarded, and relevant medical data from consenting patients that have suspected and/or confirmed gynecological cancer diagnoses. The specimens collected will be saved for analysis on future projects to determine if factors in the specimens are predictive and/or correlated to gynecological cancer diagnoses and/or outcomes

Description

The purpose of this project is to establish a bank at UVa of tampon samples, cervical swabs, blood, associated tumor specimens that would otherwise be discarded, and relevant medical data from consenting patients that have suspected and/or confirmed gynecological cancer diagnoses. The specimens collected will be saved for analysis on future projects to determine if factors in the specimens are predictive and/or correlated to gynecological cancer diagnoses and/or outcomes. The bank will contain: 1) 10cc of blood drawn through venipuncture annually; 2) tampons placed in the patients vagina prior to surgery or clinic visit; 3) swabs of the endocervical canal; 4) freshly collected leftover and to-be-discarded tumors from ovarian, uterine, cervical, as well as leftover normal tissue, and ascites fluid, from samples collected for diagnostic purposes. These samples and patient-associated medical record data will be banked and used for future research and analyses. Samples will be saved in multiple formats for later tumor profiling (i.e. FFPE, snap frozen, in RNA-later, etc). These samples and information will be used to determine the underlying causes of cancers and chemoresistance, so that better methods of treatment, management, and prevention of gynecological cancers may be discovered in the future.

Samples will be linked and coded, with all HIPAA protected information removed, for storage and sharing with other investigators to protect patient information. Only coded samples and clinical information will be used in this protocol for when samples, information, and/or data are shared with other investigators at UVa or outside institutions in the future. A separate password protected/encrypted file will contain the patient identifiers and the key to the coded sample numbers. This file will only be accessible by the PI or study team listed on this protocol on UVa premises, and will only be stored on a UVa server behind the UVa firewall, and will not be stored or accessed on personal computers. Thus, identified patient information will not be accessible to any individual, except the PI or study team listed on this protocol, ensuring protection of patient information. In addition, coded patient samples and medical data from specimens obtained from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, that were previously collected by the PI under local IRB approval (IRB-HSR #18042), have been transferred to UVA under a fully executed MTA, and will be assimilated into this databank at UVa for future research.

Details
Condition Ovarian disorder, Ovarian Function, Ovarian Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, Ovarian Function, Recurrent Ovarian Cancer, ovarian carcinomas, cancer, ovarian, cancer ovarian, cancer of the ovary, ovarian tumors
Treatment Tampons
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04170712
SponsorUniversity of Virginia
Last Modified on24 January 2021

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Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Adult female non-pregnant patients with high risk for gynecological and/or breast cancer who will be
undergoing a planned surgery with the UVa Department of gynecological oncology for gynecological, breast, and/or related cancers and conditions
undergoing surveillance in the high-risk gynecological oncology clinic for gynecological, breast, and/or related cancers and conditions

Exclusion Criteria

Is under the age of 18
is pregnant
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