Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the level of a specific protein (PTEN) in the cancer cells of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) patients. This protein might be involved in the transformation from normal blood cells to leukemia cells. The PTEN protein has not been investigated in CMML specifically but it has been discovered in closely related cancers. If this study demonstrates an abnormality in this protein, future testing will be designed to evaluate the genetic abnormality that resulted in lack of the normal presence of this protein. The goal is that the results of this study will help to develop new drugs and strategies to treat the future patients with CMML by understanding the abnormality of the disease at the cellular and molecular levels. The results of this study can also be utilized by future studies to develop individualized treatment to patients who have abnormal levels of this protein.

Condition

Eligibility

Eligible Ages
Over 18 Years
Eligible Genders
All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Yes

Criteria


Inclusion Criteria:

- Subject must be at least 18 years or older.

- Subject must sign informed consent.

- For study population only, the subject must have a CMML diagnosis based on the WHO
2009 criteria.

- For control population only, the subject must be deemed healthy with no hematologic
disorders.

Study Design

Phase
Study Type
Observational
Observational Model
Case-Control
Time Perspective
Prospective

Arm Groups

ArmDescriptionAssigned Intervention
Subjects diagnosed with CMML Subjects ages 18 and older with a CMML diagnosis based on the WHO 2009 criteria, and who have signed an informed consent are eligible to participate in the study population of this clinical trial. A total of 12 patients will be consented.
Control Group The control group will consist of subjects ages 18 years or older who are healthy (i.e. no hematologic disorders) and have signed an informed consent. A total of 10 healthy control subjects will be consented.

Recruiting Locations

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Contact:
Beth Scanlan
bscanlan@uams.edu

More Details

NCT ID
NCT01010256
Status
Recruiting
Sponsor
University of Arkansas

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