EARLY DETECTION OF OVARIAN CARCINOMA

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$245,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
2979
Agency Tracking Number:
2979
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
244 Great Valley Pkwy., Malvern, PA, 19355
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Vincent R. Zurawski, Jr.
Principal Investigator
(215) 296-4488
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
PHASE I WILL INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF CONDUCTING LARGER STUDIES TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE CA 125 IMMUNORADIOMETRIC ASSAY (IRMA), WHICH MEASURES TUMOR-ASSOCIATED ANTIGENIC DETERMINANTS IN SERUM, WILL BE USEFUL FOR EARLY DETECTION OF OVARIAN CANCER AMONG ASYMPTOMATIC WOMEN. THE AIMS OF THE PRESENT INVESTIGATION WILL BE 1.TO FORMULATE A FINAL PROTOCOL FOR A LARGER STUDY; 2.TO DEVELOP METHODS TO STANDARDIZE: DATA, EVALUATION OF DATA AND SUBJECTS, FOLLOWUP AND STUDY END POINTS; 3.TO MAKE PROVISIONS FOR HUMAN SUBJECT COMMITTEE REQUIREMENTS, SUBJECT REGISTRATION AND FOLLOWUP, COLLECTION AND FORWARDING OF SAMPLES AND DATA, CHECKING DATA FOR COMPLIANCE, MAINTAINING SECURITY OF DATA, KEEPING INVESTIGATORS INFORMED OF STUDY CHANGES, DEVELOPMENTS AND OUTCOMES AND ANALYZING DATA AND REPORTING FINAL RESULTS; 4.TO IDENTIFY AN APPROPRIATE STUDY POPULATION; 5.TO ASSEMBLE A GROUP OF INVESTIGATORS WILLING TO ENTER SUBJECTS AND FOLLOW THE PROTOCOL; 6.TO GATHER PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCE DATA ON THE CA 125 IRMA TO JUSTIFY PROCEEDING WITH A LARGER STUDY. THE PRINCIPAL END POINTS OF THE PHASE I STUDY WILL INCLUDE FINAL PROTOCOLS, COMPANION FORMS, A CLEAR PLAN TO PROCEED TO THE NEXT PHASE AND PUBLICATIONS RESULTING FROM PERFORMANCE DATA COLLECTION. THESE RESULTS SHOULD ALSO PROVIDE A MODEL FOR FUTURE EVALUATION OF SERUM ASSAYS FOR SUCH PURPOSES.

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