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

Status: Recruiting
Phase: N/A
Diagnosis: Pediatric Brain Tumor
NCT ID: NCT00919750 (View complete trial on
DFCI Protocol ID: 04-333


RATIONALE: 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. PURPOSE: 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.


Conducting Institutions:
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children's Hospital Boston

Overall PI:
Scott Pomeroy, MD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Site-responsible Investigators:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Childrens Hospital Pediatric Clinical Translation Investigation Program CTIP,

Eligibility Criteria

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
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