Last updated on February 2009

Study Investigating MEN1 and SDHD in Familial Carcinoid Tumors


Brief description of study

There is a high incidence among the first degree relatives of the carcinoid patients, indicating the involvement of genetic components in its initiation and pathogenesis.

Detailed Study Description

This proposed pilot study will conduct detailed interviews into the medical, environmental, and family histories and to collect blood specimen to obtain DNA. The Blood specimen and DNA will be processed by the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) to rule out Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN 1), and succinate dehydrogenase complex, subunit D (SDHD), gene inactivation thought to be associated with different types of carcinoid cancer.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00672269

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