Melanoma Clinical Trial

Collecting Blood and Tissue Samples From Family Members of Patients With Pancreatic Diseases, Pancreatic Cancer, and Melanoma

Summary

RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of blood and tissue from family members of patients with cancer to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is collecting blood and tissue samples from family members of patients with pancreatic disease, pancreatic cancer, and melanoma.

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OBJECTIVES:

To collect clinical history, family history, and blood and/or tissue samples from family members of patients diagnosed with pancreatic diseases, pancreatic cancer, or melanoma.
To learn whether inherited factors increase the risk of pancreatic diseases, pancreatic cancer, or other cancers.

OUTLINE: Study participants undergo collection of blood and/or tissue samples as well as survey data for inclusion in a familial data and tissue registry. Participants complete two baseline surveys regarding their personal, family, health, and environmental exposure histories and regarding their opinions on cancer and cancer screening. Patients also complete a follow-up survey at 1 year and undergo review of their medical records.

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Eligibility Criteria

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

Meets 1 of the following criteria:

Has at least 2 blood relatives with pancreatic cancer (both must be related)
Has at least 1 blood relative with pancreatic cancer and 1 with melanoma (both must be related)

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

Mentally competent and able to provide informed consent
Able to understand and read English

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

Not specified

Study is for people with:

Melanoma

Estimated Enrollment:

7500

Study ID:

NCT00835133

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:

Mayo Clinic

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There is 1 Location for this study

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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Rochester Minnesota, 55905, United States More Info
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507-538-7623

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Study is for people with:

Melanoma

Estimated Enrollment:

7500

Study ID:

NCT00835133

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:


Mayo Clinic

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