Genetic Evaluation of Families With Endocrine Cancers (MEN1)

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center

Status

Completed

Conditions

MEN1 Syndrome
Parathyroid Disease
Thymic Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer

Treatments

Genetic: Blood draw

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01794676
IIU03-07
MEN1 (Other Identifier)

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study is being conducted to identify altered genetic factors that may exist and influence endocrine cancers in unrelated MEN1 families with different cancers. A grading system will be developed for endocrine cancers, including pancreatic cancers, thymus gland cancers, parathyroid disease and MEN1 syndrome as low-risk and high-risk to improve screening and timing of surgery.

Full description

Participants will be sent a personal medical questionnaire and family history questionnaire to complete prior to their visit. Participants will meet with a genetic counselor face-to-face for up to 120 minutes to complete a personal and family history. Participants will receive genetic counseling including education about MEN1 syndrome and recommendations for the management of this disease. The genetic counselor will also assist participants with coping mentally. The genetic counselor will review the risk, benefits and limitations of genetic testing. After study eligibility is confirmed and the participant agrees to participate in the study, approximately 10 ml (2 teaspoons) of blood will be taken from the participant for genetic testing. Tumor samples from any prior surgeries will be requested from the Jersey Shore University Medical Center pathology department for review. The participant's blood sample and any tumor samples will be assigned a unique identifier. Participants will not be identified by name. This identifier, along with the participant's age, sex, ethnicity and if applicable, age of cancer diagnosis (or MEN1 syndrome diagnosis) will be kept at Jersey Shore University Medical Center research department. Medical records will be reviewed for demographics, known cancer risk factors, family history, age and stage at diagnosis of disease, tumor characteristics, previous and current treatments, medication history, test and study results, and pathology/surgery reports. Blood and tumor samples will be sent to the Functional Genomics Facility at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers University Cell & DNA Repository for processing and/or analysis to identify the genetic pattern in patients at risk for MEN1. The result of the genetic test for the MEN1 gene will be provided to the participant by either the genetic counselor or study doctor. The genetic counselor or study doctor will interrupt the results for the participant and provide emotional support, if necessary. The results of any altered genes will not be disclosed to the participant. Medical records will be reviewed annually to determine the status of the participant's disease, if any. Participants will be contacted directly by phone or in person at follow-up clinic visit(s) for the collection of information not recorded in the participant's medical record for up to 20 years.

Enrollment

9 patients

Sex

All

Ages

13+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age ≥ 13 years.
  • A signed written informed consent
  • Existing patients and their family members of Investigators with MEN1 syndrome.
  • Willing to undergo venipuncture to obtain 10 ml of blood and complete genetic counseling and informed consent process.

Trial design

9 participants in 3 patient groups

Family 1
Description:
Approximately a 10 ml of blood draw will be taken from each participant for genetic testing.
Treatment:
Genetic: Blood draw
Family 2
Description:
Approximately a 10 ml of blood draw will be taken from each participant for genetic testing.
Treatment:
Genetic: Blood draw
Family 3
Description:
Approximately a 10 ml of blood draw will be taken from each participant for genetic testing.
Treatment:
Genetic: Blood draw

Trial contacts and locations

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