169 matching studies

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REGN2810 in Pediatric Patients With Relapsed, Refractory Solid, or Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumors...
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Relapsed Solid Tumor Refractory Solid Tumor Relapsed Central Nervous System Tumor Refractory Central Nervous System Tumor Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma
Phase 1: To confirm the safety and anticipated recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of the PD-1 inhibitor REGN2810 (cemiplimab) for children with recurrent or refractory solid or CNS tumors and to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) of REGN2810 given in children with recurrent or... expand

Phase 1: To confirm the safety and anticipated recommended phase 2 dose (RP2D) of the PD-1 inhibitor REGN2810 (cemiplimab) for children with recurrent or refractory solid or CNS tumors and to characterize the pharmacokinetics (PK) of REGN2810 given in children with recurrent or refractory solid or Central Nervous System (CNS) tumors. Phase 2 (Efficacy Phase): - To confirm the safety and anticipated RP2D of REGN2810 to be given concomitantly with conventionally fractionated or hypofractionated radiation among patients with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) - To confirm the safety and anticipated RP2D of REGN2810 given concomitantly with conventionally fractionated or hypofractionated radiation among patients with newly diagnosed high-grade glioma (HGG) - To confirm the safety and anticipated RP2D of REGN2810 given concomitantly with re-irradiation in patients with recurrent HGG - To assess PK of REGN2810 in pediatric patients with newly diagnosed DIPG, newly diagnosed HGG, or recurrent HGG when given in combination with radiation - To assess anti-tumor activity of REGN2810 in combination with radiation in improving overall survival at 12 months (OS12) among patients with newly diagnosed DIPG - To assess anti-tumor activity of REGN2810 in combination with radiation in improving progression-free survival at 12 months (PFS12) among patients with newly diagnosed HGG - To assess anti-tumor activity of REGN2810 in combination with radiation in improving overall survival at OS12 among patients with recurrent HGG

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Phase II Study of Binimetinib in Children and Adults With NF1 Plexiform Neurofibromas
University of Alabama at Birmingham Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Plexiform Neurofibroma
This is a phase II open label study that will evaluate children ≥ 1 year of age and adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and plexiform neurofibromas treated with the MEK inhibitor, binimetinib. The primary objective is to determine if there is an adequate level of disease... expand

This is a phase II open label study that will evaluate children ≥ 1 year of age and adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and plexiform neurofibromas treated with the MEK inhibitor, binimetinib. The primary objective is to determine if there is an adequate level of disease responsiveness to binimetinib in children and adults with NF1 and inoperable plexiform neurofibromas. The objective response to binimetinib is defined as ≥ 20% decrease in tumor volume reduction by 12 courses.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

Cabozantinib-S-Malate in Treating Younger Patients With Recurrent, Refractory, or Newly Diagnosed Sarcomas,...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Adrenal Cortex Carcinoma Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma Central Nervous System Neoplasm Childhood Clear Cell Sarcoma of Soft Parts Clear Cell Sarcoma of Soft Tissue
This phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib-s-malate works in treating younger patients with sarcomas, Wilms tumor, or other rare tumors that have come back, do not respond to therapy, or are newly diagnosed. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking... expand

This phase II trial studies how well cabozantinib-s-malate works in treating younger patients with sarcomas, Wilms tumor, or other rare tumors that have come back, do not respond to therapy, or are newly diagnosed. Cabozantinib-s-malate may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for tumor growth and tumor blood vessel growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

A Study of Ribociclib and Everolimus Following Radiation Therapy in Children With Newly Diagnosed Non-biopsied...
Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Malignant Glioma of Brain High Grade Glioma Bithalamic High Grade Glioma Brainstem Glioma
In this research study, we want to learn about the safety of the study drugs, ribociclib and everolimus, when given together at different doses after radiation therapy. We also want to learn about the effects, if any, these drugs have on children and young adults with brain tumors.... expand

In this research study, we want to learn about the safety of the study drugs, ribociclib and everolimus, when given together at different doses after radiation therapy. We also want to learn about the effects, if any, these drugs have on children and young adults with brain tumors. We are asking people to be in this research study who have been diagnosed with a high grade glioma, their tumor has been screened for the Rb1 protein, and they have recently finished radiation therapy. If a patient has DIPG or a Bi-thalamic high grade glioma, they do not need to have the tumor tissue screened for the Rb1 protein, but do need to have finished radiation therapy. Tumor cells grow and divide quickly. In normal cells, there are proteins that control how fast cells grow but in cancer cells these proteins no longer work correctly making tumor cells grow quickly. Both study drugs work in different ways to slow down the growth of tumor cells. The researchers think that if the study drugs are given together soon after radiation therapy, it may help improve the effect of the radiation in stopping or slowing down tumor growth. The study drugs, ribociclib and everolimus, have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ribociclib is approved to treat adults with breast cancer and everolimus is approved for use in adults and children who have other types of cancers. The combination of ribociclib and everolimus has not been tested in children or in people with brain tumors and is considered investigational. The goals of this study are: - Find the safest dose of ribociclib and everolimus that can be given together after radiation. - Learn the side effects (both good and bad) the study drugs have on the body and tumor. - Measure the levels of study drug in the blood over time. - Study the changes in the endocrine system that may be caused by the tumor, surgery or radiation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2017

open study

The iCat2, GAIN (Genomic Assessment Informs Novel Therapy) Consortium Study
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Pediatric Solid Tumor
This research study is evaluating the use of specialized testing of solid tumors including sequencing. The process of performing these specialized tests is called tumor profiling. The tumor profiling may result in identifying changes in genes of the tumor that indicate that a... expand

This research study is evaluating the use of specialized testing of solid tumors including sequencing. The process of performing these specialized tests is called tumor profiling. The tumor profiling may result in identifying changes in genes of the tumor that indicate that a particular therapy may have activity. This is called an individualized cancer therapy (iCat) recommendation. The results of the tumor profiling and, if applicable, the iCat recommendation will be returned.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2015

open study

Frameshift Peptides of Children With NF1
Children's National Research Institute Neurofibromatosis Type 1
The objective of this study is to determine if children and young adults with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) and either Low Grade Gliomas (LGGs) or Plexiform Neurofibromas (PNs) have a specific frameshift peptide protein profile and whether a disease specific vaccine created... expand

The objective of this study is to determine if children and young adults with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1) and either Low Grade Gliomas (LGGs) or Plexiform Neurofibromas (PNs) have a specific frameshift peptide protein profile and whether a disease specific vaccine created to address these frameshift mutations and variants can be developed. Three study populations will be analyzed; patients with NF1 and active LGGs, NF1 and active PNs, and NF1 and no evidence of active LGGs or PNs. Participation involves a onetime blood draw.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Apr 2019

open study

Optimizing Haploidentical Aplastic Anemia Transplantation (BMT CTN 1502)
Medical College of Wisconsin Severe Aplastic Anemia
This study is a prospective, multicenter phase II study with patients receiving haploidentical transplantation for Severe Aplastic Anemia (SAA). The primary objective is to assess overall survival (OS) at 1 year post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). expand

This study is a prospective, multicenter phase II study with patients receiving haploidentical transplantation for Severe Aplastic Anemia (SAA). The primary objective is to assess overall survival (OS) at 1 year post-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

The Mechanistic Biology of Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders
Background: Primary immunodeficiency disorders, or PIDs, are diseases that weaken the immune system. This makes it easier for a person to get sick. Some PIDs are mild and may not be diagnosed until later in life. Other kinds are severe and can be identified shortly after birth.... expand

Background: Primary immunodeficiency disorders, or PIDs, are diseases that weaken the immune system. This makes it easier for a person to get sick. Some PIDs are mild and may not be diagnosed until later in life. Other kinds are severe and can be identified shortly after birth. Researchers want to learn more about PIDs by comparing data from relatives and healthy volunteers to people with a PID. Objective: To learn more about PIDs, including their genetic causes. Eligibility: People ages 0 75 with a PID or their healthy biological relatives the same ages Healthy volunteers ages 18 75 Design: Participants will be screened with a medical history, physical exam, and HIV blood test. They may have a pregnancy test. Participants may repeat the screening tests. Blood taken at screening will be used for genetic tests and research tests. Participants will be told test results that affect their health. Some blood will be stored for future research. Adult participants with a PID may have a small piece of skin removed. The area will be numbed. A small tool will take a piece of skin about the size of a pencil eraser. Researchers may collect fluid or tissue samples from PID participants regular medical care. They will use them for research tests. Participants with a PID will have 3 follow-up visits over 10 years (for infants, 2 years). Visits will include a physical exam, medical history, and blood draw. Participants with a PID and their relatives will be called once a year for 10 years. They will talk about how they are feeling and if they have developed any new symptoms or illnesses. ...

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2018

open study

Efficacy of Mirasol-treated Apheresis Platelets in Patients With Hypoproliferative Thrombocytopenia
Terumo BCTbio Hematologic Malignancies Hypoproliferative Thrombocytopenia
This is a prospective, multi-center, controlled, randomized, non-inferiority study to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of Conventional versus Mirasol-treated apheresis platelets in subjects with hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia who are expected to have platelet count(s)... expand

This is a prospective, multi-center, controlled, randomized, non-inferiority study to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of Conventional versus Mirasol-treated apheresis platelets in subjects with hypoproliferative thrombocytopenia who are expected to have platelet count(s) ≤ 10,000/μL requiring ≥ 2 platelet transfusions.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2017

open study

Larotrectinib in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Advanced Solid Tumors, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma,...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Advanced Malignant Solid Neoplasm Recurrent Ependymoma Recurrent Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor Recurrent Glioma Recurrent Hepatoblastoma
This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with NTRK fusions that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment. Larotrectinib... expand

This phase II Pediatric MATCH trial studies how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with solid tumors, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, or histiocytic disorders with NTRK fusions that have spread to other places in the body and have come back or do not respond to treatment. Larotrectinib may stop the growth of cancer cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Genetic Analysis in Identifying Late-Occurring Complications in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Children's Oncology Group Childhood Malignant Neoplasm
This clinical trial studies cancer survivors to identify those who are at increased risk of developing late-occurring complications after undergoing treatment for childhood cancer. A patient's genes may affect the risk of developing complications, such as congestive heart failure,... expand

This clinical trial studies cancer survivors to identify those who are at increased risk of developing late-occurring complications after undergoing treatment for childhood cancer. A patient's genes may affect the risk of developing complications, such as congestive heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and second cancer, years after undergoing cancer treatment. Genetic studies may help doctors identify survivors of childhood cancer who are more likely to develop late complications.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Mar 2004

open study

Carvedilol in Preventing Heart Failure in Childhood Cancer Survivors
Children's Oncology Group Malignant Neoplasm
This randomized phase IIb trial studies how well low-dose carvedilol works in preventing heart failure in cancer survivors exposed to high dose anthracyclines for management of childhood cancer. Patients who received high-dose anthracycline chemotherapy are at a much greater... expand

This randomized phase IIb trial studies how well low-dose carvedilol works in preventing heart failure in cancer survivors exposed to high dose anthracyclines for management of childhood cancer. Patients who received high-dose anthracycline chemotherapy are at a much greater risk for developing heart failure compared to survivors who didn't get any anthracycline chemotherapy. Heart failure happens when the heart muscle has been weakened and can't pump blood as well as it should. Carvedilol may help lower the risk of cardiovascular complications.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2016

open study

Longitudinal Study of Urea Cycle Disorders
Andrea Gropman Brain Diseases, Metabolic, Inborn Amino Acid Metabolism, Inborn Errors Urea Cycle Disorders
Urea cycle disorders (UCD) are a group of rare inherited metabolism disorders. Infants and children with UCD commonly experience episodes of vomiting, lethargy, and coma. The purpose of this study is to perform a long-term analysis of a large group of individuals with various... expand

Urea cycle disorders (UCD) are a group of rare inherited metabolism disorders. Infants and children with UCD commonly experience episodes of vomiting, lethargy, and coma. The purpose of this study is to perform a long-term analysis of a large group of individuals with various UCDs. The study will focus on the natural history, disease progression, treatment, and outcome of individuals with UCD.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Feb 2006

open study

Iobenguane I-131 or Crizotinib and Standard Therapy in Treating Younger Patients With Newly-Diagnosed...
Children's Oncology Group Ganglioneuroblastoma INRG Stage L2 INRG Stage M INRG Stage MS Neuroblastoma
This phase III trial studies iobenguane I-131 or crizotinib and standard therapy in treating younger patients with newly-diagnosed high-risk neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma. Radioactive drugs, such as iobenguane I-131, may carry radiation directly to tumor cells and not... expand

This phase III trial studies iobenguane I-131 or crizotinib and standard therapy in treating younger patients with newly-diagnosed high-risk neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma. Radioactive drugs, such as iobenguane I-131, may carry radiation directly to tumor cells and not harm normal cells. Crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking some of the enzymes needed for cell growth. Giving iobenguane I-131 or crizotinib and standard therapy may work better compared to crizotinib and standard therapy alone in treating younger patients with neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

AFQ056 for Language Learning in Children With FXS
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis Fragile X Syndrome
The overall goals are to change the paradigm for development of mechanism targeted pharmacotherapy in neurodevelopmental disorders and provide a definitive test of the mGluR theory in humans by determining whether AFQ056, an mGluR5 negative modulator, can enhance neural plasticity... expand

The overall goals are to change the paradigm for development of mechanism targeted pharmacotherapy in neurodevelopmental disorders and provide a definitive test of the mGluR theory in humans by determining whether AFQ056, an mGluR5 negative modulator, can enhance neural plasticity in the form of language learning during an intensive language intervention in very young children with fragile X syndrome. This trial therefore will use an innovative but exploratory new trial design to develop a different way to examine efficacy of an agent with substantial support as a drug targeting CNS plasticity in preclinical models of a developmental disorder. If the design is successful, this trial can serve as a model for future trials of mechanistically-targeted treatments operating on neural plasticity in other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Neuropsychological and Behavioral Testing in Younger Patients With Cancer
Children's Oncology Group Childhood Malignant Neoplasm
This research trial studies neuropsychological (learning, remembering or thinking) and behavioral outcomes in children and adolescents with cancer by collecting information over time from a series of tests. expand

This research trial studies neuropsychological (learning, remembering or thinking) and behavioral outcomes in children and adolescents with cancer by collecting information over time from a series of tests.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Sep 2008

open study

HeadStart4: Newly Diagnosed Children (<10 y/o) With Medulloblastoma and Other CNS Embryonal Tumors
Nationwide Children's Hospital Medulloblastoma Central Nervous System Embryonal Tumors
This is a prospective randomized clinical trial, to determine whether dose-intensive tandem Consolidation, in a randomized comparison with single cycle Consolidation, provides an event-free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS). The study population will be high-risk patients... expand

This is a prospective randomized clinical trial, to determine whether dose-intensive tandem Consolidation, in a randomized comparison with single cycle Consolidation, provides an event-free survival (EFS) and overall survival (OS). The study population will be high-risk patients (non-Wnt and non-Shh sub-groups) with medulloblastoma, and for all patients with central nervous system (CNS) embryonal tumors completing "Head Start 4" Induction. This study will further determine whether the additional labor intensity (duration of hospitalizations and short-term and long-term morbidities) associated with the tandem treatment is justified by the improvement in outcome. It is expected that the tandem (3 cycles) Consolidation regimen will produce a superior outcome compared to the single cycle Consolidation, given the substantially higher dose intensity of the tandem regimen, without significant addition of either short-term or long-term morbidities.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2015

open study

Inotuzumab Ozogamicin and Post-Induction Chemotherapy in Treating Patients With High-Risk B-ALL, Mixed...
Children's Oncology Group B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia B Lymphoblastic Lymphoma Central Nervous System Leukemia Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia Testicular Leukemia
This phase III trial studies whether inotuzumab ozogamicin added to post-induction chemotherapy for patients with High-Risk B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL) improves outcomes. This trial also studies the outcomes of patients with mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL),... expand

This phase III trial studies whether inotuzumab ozogamicin added to post-induction chemotherapy for patients with High-Risk B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL) improves outcomes. This trial also studies the outcomes of patients with mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL), and B-lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LLy) when treated with ALL therapy without inotuzumab ozogamicin. Inotuzumab ozogamicin is a monoclonal antibody, called inotuzumab, linked to a type of chemotherapy called calicheamicin. Inotuzumab attaches to cancer cells in a targeted way and delivers calicheamicin to kill them. Other drugs used in the chemotherapy regimen, such as cyclophosphamide, cytarabine, dexamethasone, doxorubicin, daunorubicin, methotrexate, leucovorin, mercaptopurine, prednisone, thioguanine, vincristine, and pegaspargase work in different ways to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. This trial will also study the outcomes of patients with mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL) and disseminated B lymphoblastic lymphoma (B-LLy) when treated with high-risk ALL chemotherapy. The overall goal of this study is to understand if adding inotuzumab ozogamicin to standard of care chemotherapy maintains or improves outcomes in High Risk B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (HR B-ALL). The first part of the study includes the first two phases of therapy: Induction and Consolidation. This part will collect information on the leukemia, as well as the effects of the initial treatment, in order to classify patients into post-consolidation treatment groups. On the second part of this study, patients will receive the remainder of the chemotherapy cycles (interim maintenance I, delayed intensification, interim maintenance II, maintenance), with some patients randomized to receive inotuzumab. Other aims of this study include investigating whether treating both males and females with the same duration of chemotherapy maintains outcomes for males who have previously been treated for an additional year compared to girls, as well as to evaluate the best ways to help patients adhere to oral chemotherapy regimens. Finally, this study will be the first to track the outcomes of subjects with disseminated B-cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B LLy) or Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia (MPAL) when treated with B-ALL chemotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2019

open study

Research Study Utilizing Expanded Multi-antigen Specific Lymphocytes for the Treatment of Solid Tumors
Children's National Research Institute Solid Tumors
Patients with high-risk solid tumors, those that are refractory to standard up front therapy or relapse after completion of therapy, have a very poor prognosis despite attempts to induce remission with salvage regimen. Novel therapies are critical for this patient population with... expand

Patients with high-risk solid tumors, those that are refractory to standard up front therapy or relapse after completion of therapy, have a very poor prognosis despite attempts to induce remission with salvage regimen. Novel therapies are critical for this patient population with high-risk cancer. The ability of tumors to be recognized and lysed by the immune system offers a unique opportunity to aid in tumor eradication by expanding and activating these anti-tumor cells. Through this ability to harness sophisticated and specific immunotherapy, residual or relapsed disease that is resistant to chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy could be eradicated. Prior studies have suggested both safety of expanded specific T cells and efficacy in the setting of melanoma, lymphoma or viral eradication. While this therapy has previously been limited by the versatility of the tumor to down-regulate antigens and evade a single immune-target, the use of multi-antigen specific T cells may permit better and more durable anti-tumor immunity. Thus, the investigators propose to infuse these specific multi-antigen anti-tumor T lymphocytes into patients with high risk solid tumors. This trial will be conducted to demonstrate safety of these cells and generate efficacy and biology data that may be important for future studies that may enhance tumor immunotherapy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Web-Based Physical Activity Intervention in Improving Long Term Health in Children and Adolescents With...
Children's Oncology Group Carcinoma In Situ Malignant Neoplasm
This randomized clinical phase III trial studies how well web-based physical activity intervention works in improving long term health in children and adolescents with cancer. Regular physical activity after receiving treatment for cancer may help to maintain a healthy weight... expand

This randomized clinical phase III trial studies how well web-based physical activity intervention works in improving long term health in children and adolescents with cancer. Regular physical activity after receiving treatment for cancer may help to maintain a healthy weight and improve energy levels and overall health.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Single Escalating Dose Pilot Trial of Canakinumab (ILARIS®) in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Children's National Research Institute Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Canakinumab is an anti-interleukin 1 beta (IL1β) antibody approved for use in young children with familial Mediterranean fever, systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis and TNF-receptor associated periodic fever syndrome. This study is a pilot trial to investigate the effects... expand

Canakinumab is an anti-interleukin 1 beta (IL1β) antibody approved for use in young children with familial Mediterranean fever, systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis and TNF-receptor associated periodic fever syndrome. This study is a pilot trial to investigate the effects of canakinumab on clinical safety and potential clinical efficacy as demonstrated by short-term changes in select serum biomarkers in a sample of young boys with DMD who are most likely to have high levels of muscle inflammation. Steroid naive DMD subjects aged greater than or equal to 2 years old to less than 6 years old will receive a single subcutaneous dose of canakinumab and undergo safety and serum biomarker monitoring for 30 days. The first 3 subjects will receive 2 mg/kg and if well tolerated, the second 3 subjects will receive 4 mg/kg.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study

Radiation-Free Heart Catheterization Using MRI
Joshua Kanter Aortic Coarctation Cardiomyopathy Atrial Septal Defect Aortic Stenosis Post Heart Transplant Catheter Procedure
Currently catheters used in heart catheterization procedures are guided throughout the heart chambers and blood vessels by pictures taken by x-rays. This technology exposes patients to radiation. With this study protocol the investigators will use MRI technology to take real-time... expand

Currently catheters used in heart catheterization procedures are guided throughout the heart chambers and blood vessels by pictures taken by x-rays. This technology exposes patients to radiation. With this study protocol the investigators will use MRI technology to take real-time pictures to navigate catheters throughout heart chambers. MRI uses electromagnetic energy; therefore, it does not expose participants to radiation energy.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2015

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UAB HRFD Core Center: Core A: The Hepato/Renal Fibrocystic Diseases Translational Resource
Lisa M. Guay-Woodford Hepato/Renal Fibrocystic Disease Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease Joubert Syndrome Bardet Biedl Syndrome Meckel-Gruber Syndrome
In 2005, The University of Alabama at Birmingham established a NIDDK-funded, interdisciplinary center of excellence in PKD-related research, with specific emphasis on recessive PKD. In the previous Core Center award period, we developed a Core Resource to capture clinical and... expand

In 2005, The University of Alabama at Birmingham established a NIDDK-funded, interdisciplinary center of excellence in PKD-related research, with specific emphasis on recessive PKD. In the previous Core Center award period, we developed a Core Resource to capture clinical and mutational data for ARPKD patients ("Core A: ARPKD Clinical and Genetic Resource", NCT00575705). However, studies in the last several years have demonstrated that ARPKD and other single gene disorders characterized by renal cystic disease and extra-renal phenotypes share numerous pathogenic features. In the current competitively- renewed Center, we have expanded this Core resource to include other hepato/renal fibrocystic diseases. Goals for the Core A: The Hepato/Renal Fibrocystic Diseases Translational Resource are: 1. - Clinical Database: • Expand our comprehensive Clinical Database to include information from all patients who meet the inclusion criteria for hepato/renal fibrocystic diseases. 2. - Mutational Database: - Test children with ARPKD and other hepato/renal fibrocystic disease to identify genetic mutations, establish a DNA bank for patients with hepato/renal fibrocystic diseases and develop a Mutational Database. This Database will be capable of linking clinical and mutational information via a unique identifier in a searchable format to facilitate genetic research (e.g. genotype-phenotype correlations, new disease gene studies, and modifier gene studies), translational studies, and clinical trials. 3- Tissue Resource: - Much of the research that is performed on diseases of the kidney, including recessive genetic diseases, requires human tissue from both affected as well as non-affected (controls) individuals. In this Core Resource, we are establishing an independent tissue resource which would supply investigators throughout North America with samples of hepato/renal fibrocystic disease affected tissues for studies of these disorders. 4- Educational Resource: - Expand our multi-media, web-based resource to provide a reliable up-to-date, and comprehensive informational resource for ARPKD and Hepato/Renal Diseases families, their physicians, and genetic counselors. All the information regarding participation in "Core A: The Hepato/Renal Fibrocystic Diseases Translational Resource" is available at: http://www.arpkdstudies.uab.edu/.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jun 2011

open study

Allogeneic Multivirus - Directed Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes (CTL)
Catherine Bollard EBV CMV Adenovirus
In this study, investigators are trying to see if infusion of T cells (called CTLs) will prevent or treat cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and adenovirus (AdV) reactivation or infection. Patients with blood cell cancer, other blood disease or a genetic disease... expand

In this study, investigators are trying to see if infusion of T cells (called CTLs) will prevent or treat cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and adenovirus (AdV) reactivation or infection. Patients with blood cell cancer, other blood disease or a genetic disease may receive a stem cell transplant. After receiving transplant, they are at risk of infections until a new immune system to fight infections grows from the cord blood cells. In this study, investigators are trying to give special cells called T cells. These cells will try to fight viruses that can cause infection. Investigators will test to see if blood cells from donor that have been grown in a special way, can prevent patients from getting an infection. EBV, AdV and CMV are viruses that can cause serious life-threatening infections in patients who have weak immune systems after transplant. T lymphocytes can kill viral cells but normally there are not enough of them to kill all the virus infected cells after transplant. Some researcher have taken T cells from a person's blood, grown more of them in the laboratory and then given them back to the person during a viral infection after a bone marrow transplant. Some of these studies have shown a positive therapeutic effect in patients receiving the CTLs after a viral infection in the post-transplant period. Investigators will grow these cells from donor in the laboratory in a way that will train them to recognize and remove viruses when the T cells are given after a transplant. Since most donors have previously been infected with EBV, CMV, and adenovirus, investigators are able to use their T cells that remember these viruses to grow the CTLs. However, they now also have a new way of growing CTLs from donors who have not been infected with CMV.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2014

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Childhood Cancer Survivor Study
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Cancer
The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) will investigate the long-term effects of cancer and its associated therapies. A retrospective cohort study will be conducted through a multi-institutional collaboration, which will involve the identification and active follow-up of... expand

The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) will investigate the long-term effects of cancer and its associated therapies. A retrospective cohort study will be conducted through a multi-institutional collaboration, which will involve the identification and active follow-up of a cohort of approximately 50,000 survivors of cancer, diagnosed before 21 years of age, between 1970 and 1999 and 10,000 sibling controls. This project will study children and young adults exposed to specific therapeutic modalities, including radiation, chemotherapy, and/or surgery, who are at increased risk of late-occurring adverse health outcomes. A group of sibling controls will be identified and data collected for comparison purposes.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Jan 1995

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