Skin cancer prevention program biorepository

The Skin Cancer Institute and Skin Cancer Prevention Program at the University of Arizona Cancer Center are creating a sample repository or “bank” to be used for future research to better understand the biology and treatment of skin cancer. This research will be based on the personal health information of the study participants, their medical and treatment history for skin cancer or pre-cancerous skin lesions, and the collection of their tissue and blood samples which will be stored and then used for laboratory tests.

Additional information:

We are seeking study participants, ages 18-80, who have a history of actinic keratosis or “pre-cancers”. Study participants are asked to complete questionnaires to answer questions about their personal characteristics, past medical history, and risk factors. Their medical records may be reviewed by approved study personnel to obtain information about their medical history pertaining to skin cancer and treatments. Small amounts of blood and small skin samples are collected from actinic keratoses, as well as from areas of sun damaged skin and sun protected skin.

Primary disease category: Cancer

Secondary disease categories: Dermatology, Prevention, Skin Cancers

Sponsor: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Projected enrollment dates: January 2014 to January 2020

Official study title: Skin Cancer Prevention Program Biorepository