A study looking at the genetics of skin cancer

Cancer type:

Melanoma
Non melanoma skin cancer
Skin cancer

Status:

Results

Phase:

Other

This study tried to find out more about the genetic changes that cause melanoma Open a glossary item and non melanoma skin cancers Open a glossary item of the head and neck.

    More about this trial

    When this trial was done main treatment for skin cancer was surgery. After surgery some people might have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

    Doctors were looking for ways to improve treatment. To do this they needed to understand more about gene changes. This includes how cancers start and what causes them to grow.

    In this trial the researchers collected samples of tissue and blood from people diagnosed with skin cancer of the head and neck. They planned to use these to:

    • identify changes in genes that may cause the cancer
    • identify how the body’s immune system responds to the cancer

    Summary of results

    This trial was never finished as it was difficult to find people to join. So there are no results available.

     

    Recruitment start:

    Recruitment end:

    How to join a clinical trial

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    Chief Investigator

    Dr Emma King

    Supported by

    Cancer Research UK
    Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)
    NIHR Clinical Research Network: Cancer
    Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
    University of Southampton

    Freephone 0808 800 4040

    Last review date

    CRUK internal database number:

    8897

    Please note - unless we state otherwise in the summary, you need to talk to your doctor about joining a trial.

    Around 1 in 5 people take part in clinical trials

    3 phases of trials

    Around 1 in 5 people diagnosed with cancer in the UK take part in a clinical trial.

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