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Nashville, Tennessee 37232


Purpose:

We are collecting brain tissue specimens and blood samples from patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who are undergoing intracranial surgery to remove brain tissue, including brain tumors, tissue from epilepsy surgery and brain tissue removed during surgery for other non-cancerous types of brain tissus. These specimens will then be studied using a novel microscopic laser-directed protein mass spectrometric analysis, looking for unique protein signatures.


Study summary:

We are collecting brain tissue specimens and blood samples from patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who are undergoing intracranial surgery to remove brain tissue, including brain tumors, tissue from epilepsy surgery and brain tissue removed during surgery for other non-cancerous types of brain tissus. These specimens will then be studied using a novel microscopic laser-directed protein mass spectrometric analysis. Data from different brain tissues including tumors of different histological sub-types will be analyzed for unique protein signatures. These protein signatures will then be statistically correlated with clinical data including time to tumor progression and response to therapy. The goal of this study is to determine molecular patterns that will be more predictive of tumor behavior, thus leading to an improved understanding of the basic biology of these poorly understood cancers. This in turn, may lead to more refined therapies and improved outcomes.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - A diagnosis of brain tumor or other non-cancerous tissue and are considered candidates fro a surgical procedure to biopsy or remove the brain tumor or other tissue type at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. - Age 2 to 85 Exclusion Criteria: - Patient or guardian that is unable to understand the informed consent process.


NCT ID:

NCT00592709


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Reid C. Thompson, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Neurological Surgery


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Nashville, Tennessee 37232
United States



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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: June 25, 2018

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