Colon Reference Set Application: Mary Disis - University of Washington (2008)

Abbreviated Name
Colon Ref Set App: Disis (2008)
Lead Investigator
Disis, Mary LUniversity of Washington
Coordinating Investigator
Disis, Mary L University of Washington
Involved Investigators


No abstract availalbe.


To validate the diagnostic value of a panel of serum antibodies (cathepsin D, p53, cyclin B1, topoisomerase IIalpha, IGFBP2, CEA) for the early detection of colorectal cancer.

Analytic Method

We will run ELISA blinded to case status, data along with our prediction of disease status for each sample, will be sent to EDRN-DMCC at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for statistical analysis. DMCC already has the combination role from our preliminary study. Our preliminary data suggested that at high specificity 90%, sensitivity is 57%. With n=50 in each group, we have more than 80% power to confirm this level of sensitivity against an inferior sensitivity of 37% at 90% specificity comparing CRC versus normal controls. We understand that the reference set is not powered for definitive validation but to help prioritization. We did not have the data on patients with adenoma but the performance on early-stage CRC suggests that it is possible our marker panel could detection early lesions like adenoma,


Goodell V, Lu H, Delong J, Disis ML. Antibody Immunity to a Panel of Oncogenic Proteins May Predict Presence of Colorectal Cancer and Stage of Disease. Manuscript in preparation.


The proposed study aims to validate the diagnostic value of a panel of serum antibodies for the early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). We have developed a serum antibody based assay that shows promise in discriminating sera from CRC patients from healthy donors. We have evaluated two separate sample sets of sera that were available either commercially or were comprised of left over samples from previous studies by our group. Both sample sets showed concordance in discriminatory power. We have not been able to identify investigators with a larger, well defined sample set of early stage colon cancer sera and request assistance from the EDRN in obtaining such samples to help assess the potential diagnostic value of our autoantibody panel


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 Team Project
Start Date
Oct 6 2008
Estimated Finish Date
Feb 6 2009
Finish Date
Aug 28 2008
Protocol ID
Protocol Type
Reference Set
Fields of Research
  • Proteomics
Collaborative Group
G.I. and Other Associated Cancers Research Group
Cancer Types
  • Malignant neoplasm of colon

Associated Forms