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Evaluation of the Natural History of and Specimen Banking for Patients with Tumors of the Central Nervous System

This study is currently recruiting participants.

Summary | Eligibility | Citations | Contacts

Summary

Number

16-C-0151

Sponsoring Institute

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Recruitment Detail

Type: Participants currently recruited/enrolled
Gender: Male & Female
Min Age: 18 Years
Max Age: N/A

Referral Letter Required

No

Population Exclusion(s)

Children

Special Instructions

Currently Not Provided

Keywords

Brain Tumor;
Glioma;
Astrocytoma;
Brain Cancer;
Spine Cancer

Recruitment Keyword(s)

None

Condition(s)

Brain Cancer;
Brain Tumor;
Spine Cancer;
Spine Tumor;
Neoplasm

Investigational Drug(s)

None

Investigational Device(s)

None

Intervention(s)

None

Supporting Site

National Cancer Institute

Background:

Brain and spinal cord tumors are uncommon. But they contribute substantially to cancer deaths in the U.S. in children and adults. Little progress has been made in treating brain tumors. Researchers want to learn more about these tumors by studying people who have them.

Objectives:

To understand brain and spinal cord tumors better and uncover areas for further research. Also, to connect people with these tumors to doctors who can help them manage their illness and give them new treatment options.

Design:

Participants will have an initial (baseline) visit. They will have their medical history taken and undergo physical and neurological exams. They will have blood tests. They may have scans (imaging studies) of the nervous system.

If participants have urine or cerebrospinal fluid collected during their regular care, researchers may save some.

Brain tumor tissue from a prior surgery may be studied.

Genomic DNA testing will be done on samples. Results will be linked to participants medical and/or family history.

The number of study visits at NIH will depend on the wishes of participants and their local doctors.

Participants will take a brain tumor survey on a computer. They can take it all at once or in 6 separate sections.

Participants will answer questions about their general well-being. They will answer questions to learn if they have symptoms of depression or anxiety.

Physicians will discuss test results with participants. They will recommend management and treatment options.

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Eligibility

INCLUSION CRITERIA:

-All patients greater than or equal to 18 years of age with tumors of the CNS (or a history of tumors of the CNS) of interest to the NOB who may be future candidates for another NOB trial. This includes patients with undiagnosed imaging abnormalities in the central nervous system (brain and/or spinal cord): and patients with known genetic syndromes at high risk of developing CNS Cancers.

-Patients with tumors of the CNS that are of particular interest to members of the NOB because they pose important clinical and/or scientific questions and/or shed light on important aspects of the disease.

-Patients with rare tumors of the CNS (defined as occurring in less than 1,000 patients/year in the United States) who offer an important educational benefit to neurooncology trainees and staff.

-Ability of subject or Legally Authorized Representative (LAR) to understand and the willingness to sign a written informed consent document.

EXECLUSION CRITERIA:

None


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Citations:

Not Provided

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Contacts:

Principal Investigator

Referral Contact

For more information:

Terri S. Armstrong, C.R.N.P.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)



NCI NOB Referral Group
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

(866) 251-9686
ncinobreferrals@mail.nih.gov

NCI Referral Office
National Institute of Health Clinical Center (CC), 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, United States: NCI Clinical Trials Referral Office
1-888-NCI-1937

Clinical Trials Number:

NCT02851706

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