Houston, Texas 77030


Primary Objective The primary objective of this study is to establish a program for the molecular profiling of patients with advanced cancer, with the goals of (1) providing a comprehensive characterization of the molecular profiles of individual patients and (2) correlating molecular profile with response to phase I therapies. Specimens will be received from the LAB07-0817 (Tissue Bank) protocol in the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics. Note that this study is considered an umbrella protocol to systematically enroll phase I patients for molecular profiling analysis and correlate the results with treatment outcomes. The IMPACT trial is not a treatment protocol. Secondary Objectives 1. To characterize advanced cancer by delineating genetic mutations, amplifications, translocations, and other defining molecular patient characteristics. 2. To assess the antitumor effects of treatments by tumor responses using the World Health Organization (WHO) or Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors (RECIST) criteria and/or any other clinical benefits, including progression-free survival and overall survival, demonstrated in phase I clinical trials. 3. To correlate molecular profiles of patients with evidence of antitumor activity (complete remission, partial remission, prolonged stable disease, or overall survival) to define subsets of patients who will respond to specific therapies in clinical trials of novel agents. 4. To correlate molecular profiles with toxicities induced by investigational agents to define subsets of patients who may or may not be candidates for treatment with these agents in the future.

Study summary:

The prognosis of patients with advanced metastatic malignancies is poor, and their median survival, irrespective of diagnosis, is approximately 8.8 months (95% confidence interval, 7.4 to 10.9 months). In recent years there has been increased interest in novel agents. Elucidating the molecular basis of advanced cancer will lead to the development of potentially curative strategies for these diseases aimed at the specific molecular and genetic aberrations characteristic of specific tumors. This study is a molecular profiling analyses of the patients' stored samples and will not involve more than minimal risk to the subjects. Subjects are at no more than minimal risk because only leftover blood, tissue, and patient data will be used for this study, and all patient data will be kept confidential.


Inclusion Criteria: 1) Any patient seen in the department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics is eligible. Patients who have blood or tissue samples collected must be registered on the tissue bank protocol (LAB07-0817). Exclusion Criteria: N/A



Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Apostolia M. Tsimberidou, MD, PHD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Apostolia M. Tsimberidou, MD, PhD
Phone: 713-792-4259
Email: atsimber@mdanderson.org

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Location Contact:

Houston, Texas 77030
United States

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Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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