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Genomic Services Research Program

Background: Genes are the instructions a person s body uses to function. Genome sequencing is a new way to look at genes that your main research team is using to learn the causes of the condition they are studying. When a new cause is found this way, it is called a primary variant. Each person has many variants. Most do not cause disease. Sequencing can also find secondary variants. These are not related to the condition your main research team is studying, but may show a person to be at high risk for cancer or another condition. Researchers want to learn more about what it means to have a secondary variant. Objectives: To find new gene changes that lead to certain medical conditions. To better understand the causes of certain diseases. To learn about how people understand their genetic test results. Eligibility: People with rare diseases who have already consented to and enrolled in another protocol run by a group other than the National Human Genome Research Institute. Design: DNA samples that were already collected will be studied. Participants may be asked to send in a second DNA sample (blood or saliva). These will be used to verify any findings. If a primary variant for the participant s health condition is found through genome sequencing, this will be shared with the participant by their primary research team. If the participant has a secondary finding, it will be shared by phone call or videoconference by this research group in the National Human Genome Research Institute. Some participants may get their results in person at the clinic. Three months after getting their secondary findings, participants will do an online survey and phone interview. They will be asked about how they have used the information. Some people who do not receive a secondary finding from genome sequencing will be asked to do an online survey three months after the get that result. Participants who have a secondary finding can get genetic counseling.

Start: December 2015
Mobile Sensor Technologies to Assess General Symptomology of People With Cancer

Background: Many digital devices, such as smartphones and activity monitors, have sensors to collect and track health data. Researchers believe these devices may be able to transform the quality of clinical research and healthcare. They believe they may be able to help assess the symptoms, response to therapy, and quality of life of people with cancer. Objective: To collect data from people with cancer using an Apple iPhone alone or together with an Apple Watch in order to assess their symptoms and activity levels. Eligibility: People ages 18 years and over who have cancer and receiving treatment for their cancer in another NIH protocol Design: Participants will be screened with their medical records. Participants will have a baseline visit. They will have visits every 2 4 weeks based on the treatment protocol in which they are co-enrolled. Then they will have a follow-up visit 4 months after the baseline visit. Visits include: Medical history Physical exam Karnofsky Performance Scale/Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status to see how their disease affects daily activities The study team will use an iPhone to collect data. This includes a 6-minute walk test and tests of hearing, reaction time, and cognitive status. Questionnaires If participants have an iPhone, an Apple Watch will be provided to them after training at the baseline visit. Continuous measurement of their activity will be recorded by the watch between 2 visits. They will wear the watch while they are on study. They will wear the watch while it is not being charged. They should charge the watch at night time. They will have the watch for 4 months.

Start: November 2020
Perioperative MVT-5873, a Fully Human Monoclonal Antibody Against a CA 19-9 Epitope, for Operable CA 19-9 Producing Pancreatic Cancers, Cholangiocarcinomas, and Metastatic Colorectal Cancers

Background: Gastrointestinal tumors have a molecule called CA19-9 in the tumors and blood. The agent MVT-5873 was designed to block this molecule. Researchers want to test how safe it is to give this agent to people before and after surgery to remove a tumor. They want to learn the highest dose tolerated. They want to see if getting the agent at surgery helps slow down the disease. Objective: To test the safety of giving MVT-5873 at surgery to remove cancer and see if it slows the progression of the disease. Eligibility: Adults at least 18 years old with certain cancers and certain blood CA19-9 levels Design: Participants will be screened with: Medical history Physical exam Blood and heart tests Scans Review of normal activities Review of tumor sample Pregnancy test A few days before surgery, participants will get a dose of the study agent. They will get it through a small plastic tube in a vein over about 2 hours. Participants will sign a separate consent and have the surgery. A sample of the tumor and normal liver will be removed for research. For 1-2 weeks after surgery, participants will recover in intensive care then regular care at the hospital. They will be monitored and treated throughout the stay. After leaving the hospital, participants will get the study agent every week for 1 month. Then they will get it every other week for 2 months. They will repeat screening tests at study visits and at a follow-up visit. That will be about 5 weeks after the last dose.

Start: November 2019
Improving Quality of Life for Colon Cancer Patients and Their Caregivers

By joining this study, participants, including patients and their caregivers, will be provided useful information about colon cancer that may help alleviate anxiety surrounding treatment, improve communications with the medical team, and identify practical ways to support each other. Participating in this study will have no impact on your cancer care that participants receive from your provider. It is expected that the resources provided to participants and participants caregiver will help improve participants overall care. The study team will provide computer tablets for patients and their caregivers to use as part of the study to access information about colon cancer and how to help manage participants therapeutic care. The study team will check-in each week to provide assistance with the use of the tablets and ask the patient and their caregiver, to complete an assessment survey. As part of the surveys the study team will collect participants full name, address and phone number and some basic information about participants (e.g., age, gender and race). The study team will also collect some personal or medical information, including the stage of colon cancer and treatment received (if the participant) or your relationship to the patient if participants caregiver. The study team will also collect some information on your emotional health and views about the medical care that has been provided to date from the questionnaire. All this information will be held confidential and not forwarded to anyone outside of the study personnel. There are no activities required, except that the study team will encourage caregivers and patients to discuss and use the information provided in computer tablets to enhance their cancer care. Whether or not the participants use this information will not affect their ability to receive high-quality care from their providers. There is a slight burden of responding to the survey questions used to help us understand the useful features of this program. For this reason, the investigator has included small incentives to support the time and effort needed to complete these survey assessments. The study team hopes that this study, one of the first of its kind, will help identify the resources and methods that can be used to help patients and caregivers have a better understanding of their cancer care and provide resources that they can use to enhance the effectiveness of their therapy.

Start: May 2021