A Children's Oncology Group Protocol for Collecting and Banking Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Specimens

Service: Trial Number:
771-05
Principal Investigator: Conducted at:
Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach
Currently enrolling additional patients:
Yes
Age Range:
All ages
Gender:
Male & Female

This research study is for those patients diagnosed with a brain tumor. A tumor is an abnormal growth of cells or tissues in the body. This growth may be harmless if it has stopped growing (called benign). It may also be harmful if it is cancerous and continues to grow (called malignant). Medical researchers want to find better ways to find tumors early, to find ways to prevent the occurrence of tumors and to develop better and less toxic therapies. To do this, they need more information about the characteristics of childhood tumors. Researchers would like to study samples of tumor tissues and molecules (tiny particles) in the blood that may be related to tumors, especially malignant (cancerous) tumors.