The purpose of this study is to identify potentially "actionable" genomic alterations in cancers using next-generation sequencing technology, with a focus on rare cancers and cancers for which there is limited standard therapy. The overall hypothesis of this protocol is that actionable mutations are present in a significant subset of patients with cancers for which there is no effective curative therapy. To test this hypothesis, the aims of this study are as follows:
1.1. To obtain blood and tumor tissue for next-generation sequencing and determine the frequency of finding genomic alterations for which there are clinically available (commercially or research based) targeted therapies. Treating clinicians will be provided with relevant validated mutation data for treatment or referral of the patient to pertinent studies.
1.2. To collect clinical outcomes of patients for which sequencing has been performed.
1.3. To obtain whole tumor genome data for data storage and future computational analysis and correlation with clinical data.
1.4. To obtain tumor tissue for development of future in vitro and in vivo cancer models.
Applicable Disease Sites:
Ocean Medical Center
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Riverview Medical Center
Bayshore Community Hospital
Morristown Medical Center
University of Wisconsin
Southern Ocean Medical Center