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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
A Phase 2 study investigating the addition of cRIT 131I-omburtamab to irinotecan, temozolomide, and bevacizumab for patients with recurrent medulloblastoma. A feasibility cohort is included to assess the feasibility of incorporating cRIT 131I-omburtamab for patients with recurrent ependymoma. Direct intraventricular delivery of radiolabeled tumor-specific antibodies may aid in both the detection and treatment of recurrent disease for these highly specific pediatric patients with recurrent tumors.
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 ...
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 ...
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 brain tumor.
This phase I trial studies the ability and amount of fluciclovine positron emission tomography (PET) imaging needed to recognize tumors that have come back (recurrence) after brain injury from radiation therapy (radionecrosis) in patients with intracranial disease that has spread to other places in the body (metastatic). F-18 fluciclovine is a radiotracer that works by accumulating in tumor cells, making it easier to detect tumors. The results of this study may also help investigators understand all the ways that F-18 fluciclovine may affect patients.
This early phase I trial tests the use of a radioactive tracer (a drug that is visible during an imaging test) known as 18F-FMAU, for imaging with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with brain cancer or cancer that has spread to the brain (brain metastases). A PET/CT scan is an imaging test that uses a small amount of radioactive tracer (given through the vein) to take detailed pictures of areas inside the body where the tracer is taken up. 18F-FMAU may also help find the cancer and how far the disease has spread. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of imaging test used to diagnose brain ...
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.
This is a single site, investigator initiated study that aims to explore the feasibility of using a personalized 3D printed immobilization mask for CNS patients undergoing radiation therapy. For the purpose of this study, patients will undergo the standard CT SIM, and MR SIM necessary for radiation therapy, creating the masks from the MRIs. Prior to the start of their treatment, patients will have an additional CT scan with the 3D printed mask to confirm safety and treatment accuracy. Patients will then proceed with their standard radiation therapy, immobilized with the mask. There will be a control group that will be treated...
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...