Kidney Tumor Samples

What we are studying

The overall goal of this study is to find out information about kidney tumors to help the study doctor know which is the best treatment for the patient's tumor with the least side effects. We also want to study kidney tumors so that we may learn more about them and find out more about how to treat subjects who have these tumors. We hope that as more information is learned, we can continue to improve treatments. Additionally, we will store tumor tissue, normal tissue, samples of blood and urine from subjects with kidney tumors so that researchers can do more studies in the future.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • All Ages up to 30

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnosed with a kidney tumor
  • Diagnosed with a tumor outside the kidney (malignant rhabdoid tumor or an extra renal Wilms tumor)

What is involved

  • Donation of tumor tissue that is left-over from biopsy or surgery as part of treatment
  • Blood samples taken when blood is drawn for routine tests
  • Extra urine that is not used in routine tests
  • Copies of tests (such as CT or MRI) done as routine care

Compensation

None

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Joy Mitchell
Email
jmitchel@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-2748

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