Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors Related to Esophageal Cancer

Description

RATIONALE: Gathering information about genes, cigarette smoking, and diet may help doctors learn more about risk factors that may cause esophageal cancer. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying genetic and environmental risk factors related to esophageal cancer.

Study Start Date

April 2000

Estimated Completion Date

September 2016

Interventions

  • Genetic: polymorphism analysis
  • Other: questionnaire administration
  • Genetic: DNA analysis

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology,Hematology/Oncology
  • Gastroenterology: Basic Science/Genetics,Esophagus,GI Oncology
  • Oncology: GI Oncology
  • Physician Assistant: Gastroenterology,Hematology/Oncology

MeSH Terms

  • DNA analysis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Neoplasms

Study ID

National Cancer Institute (NCI) -- CDR0000450143

Status

Unknown

Trial ID

NCT01035398

Study Type

Observational

Trial Phase

N/A

Enrollment Quota

1200

Sponsor

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Meets 1 of the following criteria:
  • Diagnosis of esophageal cancer (patient)
  • Newly diagnosed disease
  • Receiving care at Massachusetts General Hospital, Thoracic Oncology Center
  • Friend or spouse of patient (healthy participants) PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:
  • No concurrent psychiatric incapacity or dementia PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:
  • Not specified
  • Gender

    Both

    Ages

    18 Years and older

    Accepts Healthy Volunteers

    Accepts Healthy Volunteers

    Study Locations and Contact Information (2)

    Study Location Distance Name Phone Email
    Harvard School of Public Health - Boston, Massachusetts 2.6 miles David C Christiani MD 617-726-9274 None
    Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts 2.8 miles Clinical Trials Office Massachusetts General Hospital 877-726-5130 None

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