Tissue Procurement Protocol for the Developmental Therapeutics Clinic, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
-Patients who are being evaluated or are on research protocols at the NIH Clinical Centre or
at participating sites will be entered onto this screening and tissue procurement protocol
for collection of tissue specimens.
-To obtain samples for research purposes from tests performed for clinical indications or
research indications on other research protocols, and to obtain samples for research
purposes from non-surgical procedures, performed for the sole purpose of obtaining samples
for this protocol.
-Patients who are being evaluated for and/or treated on protocols within the NIH Clinical
Centre or at participating sites.
- Specimens for research purposes, as outlined in this protocol, will be obtained from
tests and procedures that are done as required by the primary research protocols that a
given patient is enrolled in.
- These procedures may include, but are not limited to, laboratory tests on blood, CSF,
urine or other specimens; and needle biopsies.
- Given the risks associated with any procedure, the procedure will be discussed in
detail with the patients, including the side effects, prior to obtaining a separate
consent for each procedure.
- Tissues and biological fluids to be procured may include but are not limited to blood,
serum, urine, tumour tissue, normal tissue, pleural fluid, CSF, saliva, bronchial
alveolar lavage (BAL), and bone marrow. These specimens will be stored without patient
identifiers and used to perform only those research studies that are outlined in this
protocol. Patients can opt to donate samples to create preclinical models to study
tumour biology and genetics, and to develop new therapies for cancer.
Once a patient is taken off study, he or she may be re-consented and enrolled at a later
time to obtain another research specimen as part of this protocol.
-Patients who are being evaluated and/or treated at the NIH Clinical Centre or participating
sites will be entered onto this tissue procurement protocol for collection of tissue
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