Collecting and Storing Tissue, Blood, and Bone Marrow Samples from Patients with Rhabdomyosarcoma or Other Soft Tissue Sarcoma

  • Study type:

    Observational What is this?

    Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 990-99
  • NCT ID:

    NCT00919269
  • Sponsor Protocol Number:

    D9902

About this study

The purpose of this study is to collect and store tumor tissue, blood, and bone marrow samples from patients with soft tissue sarcoma that will be tested in the laboratory. Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue, blood, and bone marrow from patients to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of 1 of the following:
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma
    • Non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma
      • Chordoma
      • Desmoid fibromatosis
      • Desmoplastic round cell tumors
      • Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver
    • Unclassified soft tissue sarcoma that is too undifferentiated to be placed in a specific pathologic category in the WHO classification (often called "undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma" or "soft tissue sarcoma NOS")
    • Other soft tissue neoplasms, excluding benign tumors
  • Must have pathological specimens of tumor-containing tissue or bone marrow (beyond that needed by the institution for diagnosis) available for study
  • No malignant rhabdoid tumor, Ewing sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumor, or osteogenic sarcoma of bone
  • No osteogenic sarcoma

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Carola A Arndt, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

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