Houston, Texas 77030


The goal of this laboratory research study is to collect and analyze treatment, molecular profiling and biomarker data. The results of the data analysis will be used to better understand how to characterize tumors and identify therapies that may be tailored to individual patients and to identify and/or predict side effects that may occur and/or predict which therapies may be best for participants. Research may also be done on your existing tissue to identify new biomarkers.

Study summary:

Molecular Profiling/Deep Sequencing: Molecular profiling is the classification of tissue based on the expression of certain genes within a tumor that might predict how the tumor responds to therapy. Deep sequencing is a more detailed type of molecular profile that allows for a more focused analysis of individual genes. Biomarker Data: A characteristic that is measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal biologic processes, disease processes or pharmacologic responses to a therapeutic intervention. Study Participation: If you agree to take part in this study, information from your medical record will be collected. The information that researchers will collect includes your medical history, chemotherapy schedule(s), as well as the results of any tests, procedures, and/or therapies you may have had. Your responses to the therapies, your side effects, and the results of any diagnostic tests performed during therapy will also be collected. Researchers want to learn if they could have better predicted your response to therapy using the information collected in this study and/or better predict side effects from your treatment. The data collected from your medical record will be stored in a password-protected database at MD Anderson to be used in research related to this study for up to 10 years. In addition, research studies on new biomarkers may be conducted on your previously banked blood and/or tumor tissue. Samples collected may include blood, fresh tumor tissue, urine, saliva, bone marrow, pleural fluid, ascites, skin or hair follicle. Your name, medical record number, and any other personal identifiable information collected from your medical record will be replaced with a code number. No identifying information will be directly linked to the data collected from your medical record. Only the doctor who is in charge of this study, and select members of their research staff, will have access to the code numbers and be able to link any of the data back to you. Use of Samples: Before your banked tissue samples can be used for research, the people doing the research must get specific approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of MD Anderson. The IRB is a committee made up of doctors, researchers, and members of the community. The IRB is responsible for protecting the participants involved in research studies and making sure all research is done in a safe and ethical manner. All research done at MD Anderson, including research involving your tissue samples from this bank, must first be approved by the IRB. Your tissue samples will be given a code number. No identifying information will be directly linked to your samples. Only the researcher in charge of the bank will have access to the code numbers and be able to link the samples to you. This is to allow medical data related to the samples to be updated as needed. Other researchers using your samples will not be able to link this data to you. Length of Study: Your participation in this study will be over after either the data, blood, tumor tissue samples, and/or archived tumor samples are analyzed. This is an investigational study. Up to 2000 participants will take part in this study. All will be enrolled at MD Anderson.


Inclusion Criteria: 1. All patients referred to the Clinical Center for Targeted Therapy are potentially eligible for recruitment. Exclusion Criteria: n/a



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Filip Janku, MD, PHD
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Filip Janku, MD, PHD
Phone: 713-563-1930
Email: fjanku@mdanderson.org

Backup Contact:


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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