A Children s Oncology Group Protocol for Collecting and Banking Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Specimens


Rochester, Minn.

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Open for Enrollment

Why is this study being done?

OBJECTIVES: I. Collect brain tumor tissue and an accompanying blood sample from pediatric patients with brain tumors treated at Children's Oncology Group institutions. II. Provide a repository for long-term storage of specimens from these patients. III. Make these specimens available to qualified researchers to understand the biology of pediatric brain tumors. OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study. Brain tumor tissue and blood specimens are collected from patients and banked for future study.

Who is eligible to participate?

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

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