"A REGISTRY, ELIGIBILITY SCREENING, BIOLOGY AND OUTCOME STUDY"
-1 to 25 years old
cancer, child, tumor, registry, tissue
The goal of this clinical protocol are:
1. To maintain a Childhood Cancer Registry for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer. 2. To use gathered clinical and biological data to help find therapeutic clinical trials. 3. To develop a childhood cancer biorepository for current and future research. The scientists will collect biospecimens including blood and tissue samples 4. To be able to contact the participants to consider participating in non-therapeutic and prevention research studies
With only 75% of all children diagnosed with cancer in the US being ultimately cured of their disease, cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease in the US. Even those children whose cancers are successfully treated suffer numerous short- and long-term toxicities after receiving current state-of-the art treatment. Further advances in the treatment of childhood cancer will depend on the refinement or development of new ways to characterize tumors and use this knowledge for development of novel medicines. outcomes.