Biomarkers in Samples of Bone Marrow From Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Biomarkers in Samples of Bone Marrow From Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia
This study is not yet open for participant recruitment.
Verified on February 2011 by National Cancer Institute (NCI)

First Received on February 3, 2011.  
Last Updated on February 8, 2011  
History of Changes
Sponsor: Children’s Oncology Group
Collaborator: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by: National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier: NCT01290107

RATIONALE: Studying samples of bone marrow from patients with cancer in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in DNA and identify biomarkers related to cancer.

PURPOSE: This research study is looking at bone marrow samples from patients with acute myeloid leukemia.

Condition Intervention
Leukemia Genetic: DNA analysis
Genetic: gene rearrangement analysis
Genetic: microarray analysis
Genetic: polymerase chain reaction
Other: immunological diagnostic method
Other: laboratory biomarker analysis

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: MLL Rearrangements in Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A Pilot Project to Expand and Study MLL-ENL in NOD SCID Gamma Mice

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Primary Outcome Measures:

  • Successful transplantation of human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells into immunocompromised mice for the purpose of expansion of the cells [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:

  • Identification of the locations of the protein complexes [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Interactions of the SEC and DotCom complexes in human leukemia samples [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 9
Study Start Date: February 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Detailed Description:


  • To successfully transplant human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells into immunocompromised mice for the purpose of expansion of the cells.
  • To harvest the cells and use chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) methods to identify the locations of the protein complexes on the genome.
  • To study the interactions of the Super Elongation Complex (SEC) and Dot1 Complex (DotCom) complexes in human leukemia samples.
  • To compare the genomic targets of the complexes formed by MLL-ENL chimeras to non-MLL-rearranged leukemia samples to normal controls.

OUTLINE: Cryopreserved cells are implanted into NOD SCID gamma mice, expanded, harvested, and studied by chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) methods (using antibodies to ENL, Af9, and AF10). Results are then analyzed by PCR, DNA sequencing, and/or microarray analysis.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 30 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
  • Cryopreserved mixed-lineage leukemia (MLL) ENL AML rearrangement cells, normal karyotype and non-MLL rearrangement AML cells, and non-leukemic bone marrow samples from the COG tissue bank

    • 3 specimens of each type


  • Not specified


  • Not specified
  Contacts and Locations

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01290107

Sponsors and Collaborators
Children’s Oncology Group
Principal Investigator: Eric Guest, MD Children’s Mercy Hospital
  More Information

Additional Information:

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Gregory H. Reaman, Children’s Oncology Group – Group Chair Office Identifier: NCT01290107    
History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000694693, COG-AAML11B7
Study First Received: February 3, 2011
Last Updated: February 8, 2011
Health Authority: Unspecified

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

adult acute myeloid leukemia with 11q23 (MLL) abnormalities
childhood acute myeloid leukemia/other myeloid malignancies

Additional relevant MeSH terms:

Leukemia, Myeloid, Acute
Leukemia, Myeloid
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms processed this record on December 02, 2011

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