A study looking at biomarkers in people with solid tumours

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Cancer type:

All cancer types

Status:

Open

Phase:

Other

This study is looking at proteins called biomarkers in the blood, urine, hair follicles and poo (stool) samples of people with solid tumours.

More about this trial

In this study doctors want to look at blood, urine, hair follicles and poo (stool) samples from people with solid tumours Open a glossary item. A solid tumour means any type of cancer, apart from leukaemialymphoma or myeloma.

Doctors know that people with cancer have biomarkers Open a glossary item in their blood and sometimes in their urine. We also know from recent research that the different types of bacteria that live in the bowel can also affect some cancer treatments. The researchers 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

Trial design

Everyone taking part will give blood samples and hair follicles. Only people with kidney cancer, bladder cancer or prostate cancer give a urine sample. And only people with breast cancer give stool samples.

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

Hospital visits

You give the samples when you go to the hospital for treatment. So you won't have any extra visits as a result of taking part in this study.

Side effects

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

Location

Glasgow

Recruitment start:

Recruitment end:

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Chief Investigator

Professor Jeff Evans

Supported by

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

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Last review date

CRUK internal database number:

9558

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Charlie took part in a trial to try new treatments

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“I think it’s really important that people keep signing up to these type of trials to push research forward.”

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