Primary Tumor Research and Outcome Network (PTRON) Registry


About this study

The purpose of this registry is to collect clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic data specific for primary spinal column tumor patients, and evaluate it to understand the predictive factors which influence survival, local recurrence, adverse events, perioperative morbidity, and health related quality of life.

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. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:


  • Patient with a current primary spine tumor or history of a primary spine tumor, including tumors within or surrounding the spinal column and/or spinal cord.  This includes exrtradural tumors, intramedullary tumors, (i.e., astrocytomas, ependymomas, etc.) and extramedullary tumors (i.e., meningiomas, neurofibromas, schwannomas. etc.).
  • Ability to understand the content of the patient information/ICF.
  • Willingness and ability to particpate in the registry according to the RP.
  • Signed and dated IRB/EC approved written informed consent OR
  • Written consent provided according to the IRB/EC defined and approved approvals for patients who are not able to provide independent, written informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient diagnosed with a metastatic tumor of the spine.

Eligibility last updated 8/31/21. Questions regarding updates should be directed to the study team contact.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Michelle Clarke, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Sandra Twaites

(507) 284-5775

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