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  • Biorepository for Acute Leukemia Research Rochester, Minn.

    The purpose of this IRB protocol is to establish a specimen bank for research into acute leukemias. In particular, we plan to bank blood and bone marrow from patients with newly diagnoses or relapsed acute leukemia (AML or ALL) for future biological studies. By accruing samples both at initial diagnosis and at relapse, we will be able to investigate not only the biology of these marrow disorders, but also the changes that occur to render these disorders resistant to therapy. These activities are a first step toward identifying alternative therapies and subsequently beginning to personalize the therapy for these disorders.

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  • Biospecimen Resource for Ovarian Cancer Research Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz., Rochester, Minn.

    The purpose of this study is to create and maintain a resource of biospecimens and annotated clinical data for research projects focused on ovarian cancer.  Individuals who are undergoing evaluation for a pelvic mass are recruited, as well as age-matched community controls who have never had ovarian, primary peritoneal or fallopian tube cancer.

  • Changes in the Immune Response to Ovarian Cancer During Chemotherapy Rochester, Minn. The study will determine whether the type and number of immune cells (white blood cells) in ovarian cancer tumors after initial chemotherapy impacts ovarian cancer patient outcomes.