A study looking at biomarkers in people with solid tumours

Cancer type:

All cancer types





This study is looking at proteins called biomarkers in the blood and urine of people with solid tumours.

In this study doctors want to look at blood and urine samples from people with solid tumours Open a glossary item. A solid tumour means any type of cancer, apart from leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

Doctors know that people with cancer have biomarkers Open a glossary item in their blood and sometimes in their urine. They want to find out more about how biomarkers could be used to help diagnose cancer and monitor treatment in the future.

The aims of the study are

  • To find out more about biomarkers in people with solid tumours
  • To help the treatment of cancer in the future

Who can enter

You may be able to enter this trial if you

  • Have a solid tumour Open a glossary item
  • Attend a clinic at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Glasgow
  • Are at least 18 years old

You cannot enter this trial if you

  • Have any other medical problems that could affect you taking part in this study
  • Have had treatment that reaches all parts of your body (systemic treatment Open a glossary item) in the last 6 weeks
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

Trial design

Everyone taking part will have blood samples taken. Only people with kidney cancer, bladder cancer or prostate cancer give a urine sample.

Taking part in this study will not affect your planned cancer treatment.

Hospital visits

You have a blood sample taken each time you visit the hospital for treatment and each time you see the doctor after you have stopped treatment. You also give a urine sample if you have kidney, bladder or prostate cancer.

Side effects

As there is no treatment as part of this trial, there are no side effects. You may have a small bruise where you had your blood test.



Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Professor Jeff Evans

Supported by

Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit
Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board

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Last review date

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Cara took part in a clinical trial

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"I am glad that taking part in a trial might help others on their own cancer journey.”

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