Study of Blood Samples From Newborns with Down Syndrome

Overview

About this study

RATIONALE: Studying the genes expressed in samples of blood from patients with Down syndrome may help doctors identify biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This research study is looking at blood samples from newborns with Down syndrome.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Study closed to enrollment

Inclusion Criteria

  • Diagnosis of transient myeloproliferative disorder (TMD) at < 90 days of age 
  • meeting 1 of the following criteria
    • A diagnosis of Down syndrome or Down syndrome mosaicism AND non-erythroid and non-lymphoid blasts (any amount) in the peripheral blood verified with a second sample
      • Patients with typical physical characteristics of Down syndrome are allowed before cytogenetic or FISH confirmation of the diagnosis
    • Trisomy 21-positive leukemic blasts documented by biopsy of any organ (including > 5% non-erythroid/non-lymphoid blasts documented by bone marrow aspirate or biopsy)
      • Infants with isolated trisomy 21 positivity identified only in the leukemic blasts are allowed
  • Institutional immunophenotype characterization is required for study enrollment

 

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Carola Arndt, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

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Study Results Summary

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CLS-20151963

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