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PURPOSE: This natural history study is looking at the course of disease in patients with cancer or precancerous conditions.
- To follow and evaluate patients, longitudinally with cancer or precancerous conditions referred to the NIH Clinical Center Pediatric Oncology Branch who present with disease manifestations that lend themselves to clinical evaluation and are of unique scientific importance.
- To allow, when clinically indicated, patients to receive standard care therapies.
OUTLINE: Patients are evaluated at least every 3-6 months for up to 3 years and receive standard care as prescribed. Demographic information, histology, pathologic findings, and laboratory and imaging parameters are collected during that time. Blood, urine, or tumor specimens may be collected. Patients undergo periodic diagnostic x-rays and/or nuclear medicine scans.
Previous medical care data will be obtained and entered into a database.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 250 patients will be accrued for this study.
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
biologic sample preservation procedure, clinical observation, medical chart review, examination, standard follow-up care
Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center - NCI Clinical Trials Referral Office
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-24T14:22:04-0400
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