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


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. 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.


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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