Obtaining Bone Marrow for Research Purposes


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • 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.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 584-02
    Sponsor Protocol Number: MC0291

About this study

The purpose of this study is a generic one for all pediatric malignancies to obtain 5-15 cc of additional marrow for research purposes. The extra bone marrow would be obtained at the time of the already indicated diagnostic marrow with no additional risk to the patient.

This will allow us to obtain all the required marrow with one procedure and not have to perform a second bone marrow for research purposes.

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:

  • Scheduled appointment to have a bone marrow collection done as a routine diagnostic procedure.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Carola A Arndt, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office



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