Collection of Pediatric Brain Tumor Samples

What we are studying

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.

Who is Eligible

  • Genders:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • All Ages up to 18

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnosed with a brain tumor

What is involved

  • Donation of left-over tumor samples from standard of care procedures or surgeries to be kept for tumor research studies
  • Additional blood sample taken when blood is drawn for routine tests



Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Graham Keyes

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