Current as of December 10, 2023
Background: Children and adults are referred to the Pediatric Oncology Branch (POB) for possible enrollment in clinical protocols for the treatment of cancer or other rare diseases. While some children are not eligible for a specific protocol, they may present with disease manifestations that offer the potential for important new insights into the pathogenesis or clinical behavior of their underlying disease. In addition, children who have completed participation in a clinical protocol but do not currently have therapeutic protocol alternatives may continue to provide POB with important in...
- INCLUSION CRITERIA:
- A POB, CCR investigator decides that it is in the best interest of the patient and the POB, CCR for the patient to receive treatment and follow-up at the NCI/NIH.
- Children and adults with cancer (or a pre-cancer syndrome or a rare disease), between the age (s) of 2 years - 40 years (the NIH CC is not well equipped to provide optimal care to patients < 2 years of age). Note: Patients greater than or equal to 18 and less than or equal to 40 years may be evaluated on this protocol if their cancer (or precancer syndrome or rare disease) is of specific interest to the POB, CCR, NCI.
- Patients with cancer (or a pre-cancer syndrome or rare disease), who present with disease manifestations of special interest to Pediatric Oncology Branch investigators, including but not limited to, lymphoma, brain tumors, Ewing's sarcoma, leukemia, neuroectodermal tumors, osteosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma,RAS-related syndromes and inherited immune disorders, amongst others.
- Patient must weigh greater than or equal to 12 kg (the NIH CC is not well equipped to provide optimal care to patients < 12 kg)
- The patient, parent, guardian or their Legally Authorized Representative (LAR) is able and willing to provide informed consent.
- Patients, and when indicated, parent, guardian or LAR who are deemed sufficiently reliable to return for recommended follow-up visits.
- EXCLUSION CRITERIA:
- Patients younger than 2 years of age.
- Patients weighing less than or equal to 12 kg.
- Pregnant women are excluded from enrollment onto this study because the invasive procedures and/or sedation needed to perform these may cause unnecessary harm to the unborn fetus. In the event a woman becomes pregnant while on study, she will not be removed from the study; however, no invasive clinical or research procedures will be done or cancer treatment provided during pregnancy that include unacceptable risk to the patient and/or to the unborn fetus.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.
Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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