Technical Title: Blood Collection from Patients Treated with Total-Body Irradiation (TBI) for the Development of a Gene Expression-Based Test for Determining Absorbed Ionizing Radiation Dose
UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology is conducting a study to test whether the patterns of gene activity in the blood can be used to develop a blood test that can estimate the absorbed dose of external radiation received from a nuclear or radiological incident. Examples of such incidents include a nuclear bomb, a conventional bomb containing radioactive materials, a radiation-emitting device, as well as an explosion at a nuclear power plant.
We will ask you to provide blood samples on each day of your radiation during the last five days of treatment. The total amount of blood we will collect from you for the entire study is about 4 teaspoons.
This procedure is routine and part of your regular care.