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Protocol No.PHO-COG-FALLON-D9902
Principal InvestigatorPradhan, Kamnesh
Age GroupAdults and Children
TitleA Group Wide Protocol for Collecting and Banking Pediatric Cancer Research Specimens. An Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group Protocol
DescriptionThe purpose of this study is to collect and store tumor tissue, blood, and bone marrow samples from patients with soft tissue sarcoma that will be tested in the laboratory. Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue, blood, and bone marrow from patients to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer.
Key EligibilityIn order to be eligible to take part in this trial, patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Histologically or cytologically confirmed diagnosis of 1 of the following:
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma
    • Non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma
      • Chordoma
      • Desmoid fibromatosis
      • Desmoplastic round cell tumors
      • Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver
    • Unclassified soft tissue sarcoma that is too undifferentiated to be placed in a specific pathologic category in the WHO classification (often called "undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma" or "soft tissue sarcoma NOS")
    • Other soft tissue neoplasms, excluding benign tumors
  • Must have pathological specimens of tumor-containing tissue or bone marrow (beyond that needed by the institution for diagnosis) available for study.
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Applicable Disease SitesChildhood Cancers
Rhabdomyosarcoma (Child)
Participating InstitutionsIndiana University (IU)
  • Indiana University Hospital / IU Simon Cancer Center
  • Riley Hospital for Children
Treatment TypeBanking
Contact[unknown] Pediatric Research, Phone: +1 317-944-8784