Gainesville, Florida 32610


The purpose of this research study is to collect and store brain tumor tissue samples for future research. The samples will become part of the University of Florida Brain Tumor Tissue Bank/Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research. The goal is to find improved treatments and cures for brain tumors.

Study summary:

The mission of the Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research is to discover cures for brain tumors and develop innovative brain tumor treatment modalities by providing a central repository for brain tumor biopsies and clinical information from individuals throughout the state of Florida, improving brain tumor biomedical research programs within the state of Florida, facilitating funding opportunities, fostering collaboration with brain tumor research organizations and other institutions, and fostering improved technology transfer of brain tumor research findings into clinical trials and widespread public use. The Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research will collect and store left-over tissue that is not needed for medical care or diagnosis in a tissue bank in the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida. Tissue, medical information, cerebrospinal fluid, blood and answers to Quality of Life questionnaires will be stored and made available to researchers. Although developed for Florida, tumor tissue from all other states would be accepted.


Inclusion Criteria: - Children and adults scheduled to undergo brain surgery to remove tumor tissue.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
William A Friedman, MD
University of Florida

Nina McGrew, MSN
Phone: (352) 273-5519

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Gainesville, Florida 32610
United States

Nina McGrew, MSN
Phone: 352-273-5519

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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