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Clinical trials are research studies that are critical to finding better and safer treatments. They are at the heart of medical advances and rely on volunteer participation by healthy individuals and people with an illness. People often take part after hearing about clinical trials from their family’s doctor. But you can also actively look online for options.
The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Clinical Trial Finder is a tool to help people learn about clinical trials that are enrolling children and/or adolescents diagnosed with a brain tumor. We strongly recommend that you talk to your child’s doctor about the trials that interest you.
Start your clinical trial search by filling in your information below, then click on the “Search Trials” button to launch your search. Click on any of the search results to review a particular trial’s details.
If you are interested in learning more about a childhood brain tumor trial, view the ‘Contact a Trial Team’ section for that clinical trial and pick the trial site nearest to you to find their email and phone number. We also strongly recommend that you talk to your child’s doctor about the trials that interest you and read our terms of service below.
The clinical trial information on this website comes from ClinicalTrials.gov, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health that provides information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants with locations in all 50 states and in 196 countries. For general questions about conducting a search, please email us at email@example.com.
At the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, we believe that no family should have to face their child’s diagnosis alone. In addition to our clinical trial finder, the PBTF provides support programs to equip, educate and empower families through every stage of their journey. If you would like to learn more, please complete our family profile form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children with a neuroblastoma diagnose and central nervous system (CNS)/leptomeningeal metastases will be given up to 2 rounds of intracerebroventricular treatment with a radiolabelled monoclonal antibody, 131I-omburtamab to evaluate efficacy and safety
This phase I trial studies how well [18F]DASA-23 and positron emission tomography (PET) scan work in evaluating pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) expression in patients with intracranial tumors or recurrent glioblastoma and healthy volunteers. PKM2 regulates brain tumor metabolism, a key factor in glioblastoma growth. [18F]DASA-23 is a radioactive substance with the ability to monitor PKM2 activity. A PET scan is a procedure in which a small amount of a radioactive substance, such as [18F]DASA-23, is injected into a vein, and a scanner is used to make detailed, computerized pictures of areas inside the body where the substance is used. Tumor cells...
The hypothesis of this exploratory clinical trial in patients with high-grade a primary brain tumor who receive chemoradiation is that the PET imaging agents [18F]Fluciclovine and/or [18F]FLT will be a better predictor of tumor response than standard MRI based brain tumor response criteria. When used in conjunction, the two PET agents may be better able to predict tumor aggressiveness and thus overall survival than the use of individual-tracer PET biomarkers. This may eventually lead to improved assessment of response (including time to progression and overall survival) and differentiation of tumor recurrence/progression from treatment...
The purpose of the study is to investigate the use of the investigational agent Axumin (fluciclovine-F18) with PET/CT imaging in combination with standard MR imaging to detect remaining or recurrent glioma.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT of the brain, is able to distinguish radiation necrosis from tumor progression in cases where MRI is inconclusive. 18F-fluciclovine is an FDA approved radioactive diagnostic agent and is injected into the participant and then taken up by cancer cells, which can then be visualized with a PET/CT scan. 18F-fluciclovine is FDA approved for the detection of recurrent prostate cancer, but is still investigational for the purposes of this study.
The purpose of this study is to see if there are any differences between patients who receive Levetiracetam extended-release tablets for one week after surgery to remove a brain tumor versus those who receive Levetiracetam extended-release tablets for six weeks after surgery. Specifically, we will see if one group has less side effects than the other, and whether or not one group has more seizures than the other.
RATIONALE: Diagnostic procedures, such as 3'-deoxy-3'-[18F] fluorothymidine (FLT) PET imaging, may help find and diagnose cancer. It may also help doctors predict a patient's response to treatment and help plan the best treatment. PURPOSE: This phase I trial is studying FLT PET imaging in patients with cancer.
The study population consists of patients who undergo resection for somatostatin receptor-positive (SSTR-positive) CNS tumors, focusing on meningioma, and including esthesioneuroblastoma, hemangioblastoma, medulloblastoma, paraganglioma, pituitary adenoma, and SSTR-positive systemic cancers metastatic to the brain, such as small cell carcinoma of the lung. The study indication is to determine the diagnostic utility of 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/MRI in the diagnosis and management of patients with SSTR-positive CNS tumors, specifically whether 68Ga-DOTATATE PET/MRI demonstrates utility distinguishing between tumor recurrence and post-treatment...
This is a Phase I clinical trial evaluating abemaciclib (LY2835219), an inhibitor of cyclin dependent-kinases 4 and 6 (Cdk 4/6) in children and young adults with newly diagnosed diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) (Stratum A) and in relapsed/refractory/progressive malignant brain (Grade III/IV, including DIPG; MBT) and solid tumor (ST) patients (Stratum B).
Historically, medulloblastoma treatment has been determined by the amount of leftover disease present after surgery, also known as clinical risk (standard vs. high risk). Recent studies have shown that medulloblastoma is made up of distinct molecular subgroups which respond differently to treatment. This suggests that clinical risk alone is not adequate to identify actual risk of recurrence. In order to address this, we will stratify medulloblastoma treatment in this phase II clinical trial based on both clinical risk (low, standard, intermediate, or high risk) and molecular subtype (WNT, SHH, or Non-WNT Non-SHH). This stratified clinical...