cfMeDIP-seq Assay Prospective Observational Validation for Early Cancer Detection and Minimal Residual Disease (CAMPERR)

  • End date
    Dec 9, 2026
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Adela, Inc.
Updated on 9 July 2022
multiple myeloma
cancer treatment
Accepts healthy volunteers


This is an observational case-control study to train and validate a genome-wide methylome enrichment platform to detect multiple cancer types and to differentiate amongst cancer types. The cancers included in this study are brain, breast, bladder, cervical, colorectal, endometrial, esophageal, gastric, head and neck, hepatobiliary, leukemia, lung, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, renal, sarcoma, and thyroid. These cancers were selected based on their prevalence and mortality to maximize impact on clinical care.

Additionally, the ability of the whole-genome methylome enrichment platform to detect minimal residual disease after completion of cancer treatment and to detect relapse prior to clinical presentation will be evaluated in four cancer types (breast, colorectal, lung, prostate). These cancers were selected based on the existing clinical landscape and treatment availability.


This is an observational case-control study that includes individuals with cancer and individuals without known cancer. All participants will have clinical follow-up after enrollment. A subset of individuals with cancer will also have longitudinal blood sampling to evaluate the ability of the genome-wide methylome enrichment platform to detect minimal residual disease. This includes individuals with Stage I-III breast, colorectal, lung, or prostate cancer (Tier 1 Cancers).

At baseline, all participants will provide a blood sample and applicable clinical data.

Participants with a Tier 1 cancer will have clinical follow-up and blood draws after the completion of first-line treatment, every 3 months for the first year after first-line treatment, and every 6 months for an additional 2 years. All other cases will have clinical follow-up once a year for 3 years after enrollment.

Control participants will have clinical follow-up every 6 months for up to 3 years from enrollment to evaluate cancer status.

The blood test to be used in this study is a highly sensitive, epigenomic-based genome-wide methylome enrichment platform. The assay includes bisulfite-free, non-degradative genome-wide DNA methylation profiling from small quantities of cell-free DNA (cfDNA). Libraries constructed from cfDNA are enriched for methylated CpGs and preserve the native fragment length. This is followed by high throughput sequencing.

For all assays, samples from participants with cancer and participants without cancer will be run together to reduce batch effects using methodology determined by the Sponsor. Results from the liquid biopsy test will not be returned to clinicians or participants.

Condition Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Renal Cancer, Sarcoma, Thyroid Cancer
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05366881
SponsorAdela, Inc.
Last Modified on9 July 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Not diagnosed with any cancer in the last 5 years (non-invasive cancer is allowed)
Able and willing to provide informed consent
≥40 years of age

Exclusion Criteria

Currently receiving any treatment for cancer
Currently taking any demethylating agents/DNA hypomethylating agents
Women who are known to be pregnant (self-reported)
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