Nashville, Tennessee


The purpose of this research is to identify biological characteristics occurring in the initiation and progression of melanoma.


Inclusion criteria - Pathologically-proven diagnosis of melanoma. - Patient must have a test or procedure that has the potential to provide left-over tissue that can be banked for future research purposes OR the patient has already had a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure but who has not yet been approached to participate is also eligible. Exclusion criteria - Any patient with significant contraindications to venipuncture (e.g., severe anemia) will be excluded from blood collection procedures. However, if the patient provides consent and a paraffin-embedded block or 10-15 unstained slides of their tissue diagnosis, they will not be excluded from this protocol. - Any patient unable or unwilling to provide consent.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Jeffrey Sosman, M.D.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

VICC Clinical Trials Information Program, RN
Phone: 800-811-8480

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Nashville, Tennessee
United States

VICC Clinical Trials Information Program, M.D.
Phone: 800-811-8480

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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