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

Location:

Rochester, Minn.

Trial status:

Open for Enrollment

Why is this study being done?

OBJECTIVES:

       -  Collect brain tumor tissue and an accompanying blood sample from pediatric patients with brain tumors treated at Children's Oncology Group institutions.

       -  Provide a repository for long-term storage of specimens from these patients.

       -  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.

     PROJECTED ACCRUAL: An unlimited number of specimens will be collected.

Who is eligible to participate?

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS:

         -  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

       PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

         -  Not specified

       PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY:

         -  Not specified

Last updated:

11/9/2012

NCT ID:

NCT00919750

IRB Number:

1741-05