publication date: Mar. 1, 2019
In Brief NCORP networks to take part in NCI’s Moonshot Tissue Procurement Protocol
Twelve NCI Community Oncology Research Program networks were awarded the opportunity to participate in NCI Protocol 10231: The NCORP Tissue Procurement Protocol, an NCI Cancer Moonshot Study.
The primary endpoint of the study is to obtain tumor tissue and blood specimens for bio-banking and to store tissues, blood, and nucleic acids for future research, including the study of matched pre and post-treatment tumor biopsies to elucidate mechanisms of resistance.
Cases will be grouped according to histology and/or treatment. The secondary endpoint is to store tumor tissues in the Bio-pathology Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, perform genomic studies, including a pan-cancer gene panel, and contribute molecular data to the Genomic Data Commons.
The study is led by Fernanda Arnaldez, a physician in the Investigational Therapeutics Section of NCI’s Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program. She is also the scientific officer for the Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network and coordinator for the Early Drug Development Opportunity Program.
The participating NCORPs are:
Columbia University Minority Underserved NCORP
Georgia NCORP – Lewis Cancer Center
Gulf South Minority Underserved NCORP – New Orleans Cancer Center
Hawaii Minority Underserved NCORP
Heartland Cancer Research NCORP (St. Louis)
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