Tumor Molecular Profiling in Early Phase Clinical Trials

  • End date
    Dec 31, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland
Updated on 14 May 2022
solid tumor


Prospective, single centre, non-interventional exploratory research project that will be conducted on biological material and health-related personal data collected.


Single center, two-parts pilot, prospective study to assess the role of molecular tumor profiling in supporting patient enrollment in early phase clinical trials.

Part A: patients with solid tumors or lymphomas (n=40) who are potential candidates for early phase clinical trials will be offered to have their more recent archival tumor tissue analyzed for the presence of somatic genomic alterations with the pan-cancer NGS Ion TorrentTM OncomineTM Comprehensive Assay v3 platform.

Part B: patients who have been enrolled in early phase clinical trials (estimated number: 16-18) will have their archival tumor tissue assessed with HTG EdgeSeq Oncology Biomarker Panel Assay for RNA-Seq to explore gene expression signatures and blood collected and stored to create a repository of samples (¨liquid biopsy¨) for future research with the aim to investigate the mutational profile of ctDNA at baseline and the acquisition of new mutations at the time of disease progression as a consequence of treatment exposure.

Condition Advanced Solid Tumor, Lymphoma
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04510766
SponsorOncology Institute of Southern Switzerland
Last Modified on14 May 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Male or female patients age at least 18 years
Patients with histological diagnosis of advanced solid tumor or lymphoma who are potential candidates for early phase clinical trials
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) Performance Status 0 or 1
Live expectancy of at least 6 months
Availability of FFPE archival tumor tissue from previous surgery or diagnostic biopsy adequate for molecular analysis
Ability to understand the patient information and study consent. Signed and dated written informed consent must be available before performing any study-related procedure
Willing and able to comply with study procedures

Exclusion Criteria

Presence of any clinical (e.g. concomitant disease, clinically significant symptoms, or non-clinical (psychological or social) conditions that would not make the patient eligible for enrolment in an early phase clinical trial
Any other active malignancy (other than the one for which the subject is being assessed for trial option) that is progressing or requiring active treatment with the exception of basal or squamous cell skin cancer, superficial bladder cancer, carcinoma in situ of any site
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