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Establishing a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer Through a Fluid Biopsy


Brief Summary
This trial collects and studies blood samples via fluid biopsy for the diagnosis of lung cancer. Studying blood samples in the laboratory may help doctors develop a blood test for lung cancer in the future and provide a better way to screen patients for lung cancer.

Detailed Description
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: I. To estimate the sensitivity and specificity of the fluid biopsy in establishing a diagnosis of bronchogenic carcinoma. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES: I. To determine the accuracy of determination of the histologic subtype of bronchogenic lung cancer. II. To determine the relative contribution of cell based high definition circulating tumor cell assay (HD-CTC) and imaging mass cytometry (IMC) and plasma based circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid (ctDNA) assays in determination of diagnosis and histologic subtype. OUTLINE: Patients undergo collection of blood samples on day 1 for analysis via high definition (HD)-single cell analysis (SCA) fluid biopsy. Medical charts of patients are reviewed at 3 months post-biopsy or computed tomography (CT) screening. After completion of study, patients are followed for up to 1 year.



Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Scheduled to undergo a diagnostic biopsy for possible lung cancer or
  • Completed a diagnostic lung cancer biopsy in the prior 2 weeks and has not yet undergone treatment or
  • Planning or completed in the last 2 weeks a CT lung cancer screen
  • Ability to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent

  • Patients who have had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within 4 weeks prior to entering the study
  • Known other solid tumor malignancy other than lung cancer requiring ongoing active treatment


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