Collecting and Storing Blood and Brain Tumor Tissue Samples From Children With Brain Tumors

  • Study type:

    Observational What is this?

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    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.

Study IDs

  • Site IRB:

    • Rochester, Minnesota: 1741-05
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About this study

The purpose of this study is to collect and store brain tissue samples and blood from children with brain cancer that will be tested in the laboratory. Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue and blood from patients to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of brain tumor
  • Previously treated at a Children's Oncology Group (COG) institution
    • Patients are eligible at time of diagnosis, second-look surgery, recurrence, or development of a second malignant neoplasm
  • Must have brain tumor biological specimens derived from primary tumors of the CNS available for submission

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Amulya NageswaraRao, MBBS

Open for enrollment

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office