Collecting and Storing Samples of Blood and Tumor Tissue From Patients With Osteosarcoma

  • 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: 08-001737
  • NCT ID:

  • Sponsor Protocol Number:


About this study

RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue and blood from patients to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to collect and store samples of blood and tumor tissue from patients with osteosarcoma.

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

Disease Characteristics:

  • All osteosarcoma patients seen at COG institutions are eligible, including the following:
    • Newly diagnosed patients
    • Patients with recurrent disease who were not enrolled at the time of diagnosis
  • The following specimens from the initial biopsy (and/or definitive surgery if an up-front resection is performed) are required:
    • Paraffin embedded block OR 30 unstained slides
    • Pretreatment blood consisting of 5 mL serum, 10 mL plasma, and 10 mL heparinized whole blood
    • Fresh and frozen tumor specimens

Patient Characteristics:

  • Not specified

Prior Concurrent Therapy:

  • Patients are not required to enter a therapeutic study to enroll on this study

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