A Study to Identify Late-Occurring Complications in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Overview

About this study

The purpose of this trial is to identify cancer survivors who are at increased risk of developing late-occurring complications after undergoing treatment for childhood cancer. A patient's genes may affect the risk of developing complications, such as congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and second cancer, years after undergoing cancer treatment. Genetic studies may help doctors identify survivors of childhood cancer who are more likely to develop late complications.

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.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA - CASES 

  • Diagnosis of primary cancer at age 21 or younger, irrespective of current age.
  • No prior history of allogeneic (non-autologous) hematopoietic cell transplant.
  • Development of one of the following key adverse events at any time following initiation of cancer therapy:
    • Cardiac dysfunction;
    • Ischemic stroke (IS);
    • Subsequent malignant neoplasm (SMN);
    • Avascular necrosis (AVN); please note: case enrollment has been closed due to achievement of target accrual. 
  • Submission of a blood specimen (or in certain cases a buccal cell specimen) to the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as per the requirements.
    • Please note: if a patient is currently receiving active cancer treatment, it is preferable to obtain the blood sample at a time when the patient's white blood cell (WBC) is > 2,000.
  • Written informed consent from the patient and/or the patient?s legally authorized guardian. 
  • In active follow up by a COG institution; active follow up will be defined as date of last visit or contact by a COG institution within the past 24 months; any type of contact, including contact specifically for participation in ALTE03N1, qualifies as active follow-up; please note: treatment on a COG (or legacy group) therapeutic protocol for the primary cancer is NOT required. 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA - CONTROLS:

  • CONTROL - Diagnosis of primary cancer at age 21 or younger, irrespective of current age.
  • CONTROL: No prior history of allogeneic (non-autologous) hematopoietic cell transplant. 
  • CONTROL: No clinical evidence of any of the following key adverse events:
    • Cardiac dysfunction (CD); please note: if a patient is currently receiving active cancer treatment, it is preferable to obtain the blood sample at a time when the patient's WBC is > 2,000;
    • Myocardial infarction (MI);
    • Ischemic stroke (IS);
    • Avascular necrosis (AVN);
    • Subsequent malignant neoplasm (SMN). 
  • CONTROL: Submission of a blood specimen (or in certain cases a buccal cell specimen) to the Clinical Pharmacokinetics Laboratory at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as per the requirements. 
  • CONTROL: Written informed consent from the patient and/or the patient?s legally authorized guardian. 
  • CONTROL: In active follow up by a COG institution; active follow up will be defined as date of last visit or contact by a COG institution within the past 24 months; any type of contact, including contact specifically for participation in ALTE03N1, qualifies as active follow-up; please note: treatment on a COG (or legacy group) therapeutic protocol for the primary cancer is NOT required.

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.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

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