Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms
An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.
An observational clinical study is where participants identified as belonging to study groups are assessed for biomedical or health outcomes.
Searching Both is inclusive of interventional and observational studies.
|Eligible Ages||N/A and Over|
NOTE: This is a research study and is not meant to be a substitute for clinical genetic testing. Families may never receive results from the study or may receive results many years from the time they enroll. If you are interested in clinical testing please consider seeing a local genetic counselor or other genetics professional. If you have already had clinical genetic testing and meet eligibility criteria for this study as shown below, you may enroll regardless of the results of your clinical genetic testing. DEFINITION OF FAMILIAR CANCER FOR THIS PROTOCOL: In this protocol, the definition of "Familial Cancer" is met if any of the following is present:
This trial id was obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, providing information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants with locations in all 50 States and in 196 countries.
Phase 1: Studies that emphasize safety and how the drug is metabolized and excreted in humans.
Phase 2: Studies that gather preliminary data on effectiveness (whether the drug works in people who have a certain disease or condition) and additional safety data.
Phase 3: Studies that gather more information about safety and effectiveness by studying different populations and different dosages and by using the drug in combination with other drugs.
Phase 4: Studies occurring after FDA has approved a drug for marketing, efficacy, or optimal use.
The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Kim E. Nichols, MD|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.
The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Acute Leukemia, Adenomatous Polyposis, Adrenocortical Carcinoma, AML, BAP1 Tumor Predisposition Syndrome, Carney Complex, Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, Constitutional Mismatch Repair Deficiency Syndrome, Diamond-Blackfan Anemia, DICER1 Syndrome, Dyskeratosis Congenita, Emberger Syndrome, Familial Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Fanconi Anemia, Familial Cancer, Familial Wilms Tumor, Familial Neuroblastoma, GIST, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, Hereditary Paraganglioma-Pheochromocytoma Syndrome, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Juvenile Polyposis, Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, Lynch Syndrome, MDS, Melanoma Syndrome, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2, Neuroblastoma, Neurofibromatosis Type 1, Neurofibromatosis Type II, Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome, Non Hodgkin Lymphoma, Noonan Syndrome and Other Rasopathy, Overgrowth Syndromes, Pancreatic Cancer, Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, Pheochromocytoma/Paraganglioma, PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome, Retinoblastoma, Rhabdoid Tumor Predisposition Syndrome, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis, Von Hippel-Lindau Disease|
|Study Website:||View Trial Website|
During the study, blood samples or other healthy tissue will be obtained from participants, as well as medical and family histories. When possible, leftover tumor samples will also be collected. If participants agree to be re-contacted in the future, they will be asked about once each year to update their health information and family history. A blood sample will be drawn at St. Jude or at a convenient place of the participant's choice. Saliva collection will be obtained if a blood draw is not possible. For participants who are present at St. Jude, saliva collection will generally be performed only once using a saliva collection kit. However, if the first collection is not sufficient for protocol required studies, then additional saliva samples may need to be collected, for up to a total of 5 occurrences. For non St. Jude participants, or participants who do not wish or cannot come to St. Jude, saliva will be collected locally and shipped back to the St. Jude. A skin sample will be performed as a source of germline DNA from participants who have undergone an allogeneic bone marrow transplant and do not have a source of pre-transplant DNA available. A skin sample will only be obtained one time. The biological samples will be stored in the St. Jude Biorepository. The DNA of the samples will be studied to determine if there are changes in specific genes that might explain the cancers in the participant or their family members. When available, and if consent is given by the participant, previously collected and stored leftover tumor samples, bone marrow samples or stored DNA may be analyzed. Genetic variants of interest include: 1) mutations in known genes that may have escaped detection through prior clinical genetic testing; 2) coding mutations predicted to disrupt protein function, particularly in genes and pathways known to be associated with cancer; 3) potential mutations in regulatory regions of the genome, as predicted by epigenetic studies. In some cases, individuals with known predisposing mutations exhibit milder, more severe or atypical phenotypes. Family members who harbor a predisposing mutation but are discordant for a cancer phenotype will be selected for cellular and genetic studies. These will include DNA sequencing and possibly also creation and analysis of induce pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), transcriptome or epigenetic analysis. All samples will be identified by a code after removal of all personal identifiable information. Samples will remain in the repository for current and future study.
If you are interested in learning more about this trial, find the trial site nearest to your location and contact the site coordinator via email or phone. We also strongly recommend that you consult with your healthcare provider about the trials that may interest you and refer to our terms of service below.