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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 protected].
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 protected].
The goal of this clinical trial is to use new imaging methods to help in finding out whether the imaging shows that there is a tumor in people with a brain metastasis. The main question it aims to answer is whether positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) find cancerous tissue better than other types of imagining. Participants will undergo a single PET/MRI scan, followed by a separate MRI scan with a tracer. Study participation will last about 3 hours.
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.
Intramedullary spinal cord tumours (IMSCTs) are a type of tumour that arises from cells within the spinal cord. They are rare, accounting for around 4-10% of central nervous system tumours. They commonly present as back/neck pain and have poor outcomes if not treated. IMSCTs fall into various subtypes. Around 90% are either ependymomas or astrocytomas. Ependymomas are usually quite distinct from the surrounding tissue and therefore can often be treated successfully with surgery. In contrast, astrocytomas tend to invade the surrounding tissue and, as a result, generally cannot be entirely surgically removed. Radiotherapy is ...
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...
Based on the high expression of specific receptors on the surface of diseased tissues and neovascularization, noninvasive targeted molecular imaging can be used to visualize lesions in vitro by combining specific ligands labeled with short half-life isotopes. In this study, a novel dual-target imaging agent 68Ga-RM26-RGD was used for clinical study of tumor PET/CT imaging to further verify its clinical application value.
This clinical trial studies the use of 7-Tesla (7T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in detecting melanoma that has spread to the brain (melanoma brain metastases). The standard MRI brain imaging is done on 3T or similar MRI machine, but the 7T MRI machine has a larger magnet which has been shown to have superior resolution of the brain and of non-cancerous brain lesions. Diagnostic procedures such as 7T MRI may help find and diagnose melanoma brain metastases earlier than standard 3T MRI.
Despite some encouraging data, systemic treatment of CNS metastases from solid tumors remains experimental. Better knowledge on the evolving epidemiology and biology of BM are key elements for the development of new treatment strategies and identification of promising therapeutic targets for new compounds. Further biological findings may help to better understand the heterogeneity between the primary tumor and the CNS metastases and to identify new targets for therapy thus improving patients' outcome. In this context, the Oncodistinct network and the Jules Bordet institute propose to build a multidisciplinary Brain...
Immunotherapy treatments are intended to boost a person's immune system to fight their cancer. Treatment with immunotherapy has been shown to be effective in a wide range of cancers, including melanoma skin cancer, lung cancer and kidney cancer, among others. Steroids are anti-inflammatory medications which may suppress the immune system. For this reason, persons requiring treatment with steroids have not previously been allowed to participate in immunotherapy clinical trials. Therefore, we do not know whether or not immunotherapy treatments are effective in patients who are also receiving treatment with steroids. When...