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This Children's Oncology Group study will examine tumor tissue and blood samples, providing medical scientists with insight into the genetic causes and signs of disease that will help in both detecting tumors early and preventing the occurrence of tumors. Future research tests using banked samples may reveal new information about participants’ cancer, cancer in general, or even other medical disorders.
Patients up to age 21 who have been determined to have a tumor and who are scheduled to have some body tissue removed for testing will be asked to participate in this study.
Boys: Up to age 21
Girls: Up to age 21
During diagnostic procedures or surgery, when a sample of the tumor is removed for evaluation, excess tissue that has been removed but is not needed to make the diagnosis will be kept for research. Likewise, when blood is drawn for routine tests, an additional sample will be collected.
Visits: None beyond normal clinical care
Duration: Not applicable
Children’s Oncology Group
National Cancer Institute
Children’s Oncology Group CureSearch (Study ACNS02B3)
A. Kim Ritchey, MD
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A. Kim Ritchey, MD
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