Study Type: ObservationalPrimary Objective:
To study and characterize, both quantitatively and qualitatively, solid organ cancer stem cells (SOCSC) from the time of tumor resection to the time of recurrence and/or metastasis using established phenotypic and functional markers of putative cancer stem cells from patients with primary or metastatic solid tumors.
Estimated Enrollment: 676
Study Start Date: February 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: February 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Location: United States, MarylandPrincipal Investigator:
Itzhak Avital, MD NCI - Surgery BranchFound via Twitter (May 4, 2009).