Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research
Brain Tumors
Conditions: official terms
Brain Neoplasms
Conditions: Keywords
Brain Neoplasms, Central Nervous System Diseases, Central Nervous System Neoplasms, Brain Diseases, Nervous System Neoplasms
Study Type
Study Phase
Study Design
Observational Model: Case-Only, Time Perspective: Prospective
Name: Tissue Bank
Type: Procedure
Overall Status
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.
Detailed Description
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.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: N/A
Minimum Age: N/A
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

- Children and adults scheduled to undergo brain surgery to remove tumor tissue.
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, United States
Status: Recruiting
Contact: Barbara Frentzen, ARNP, MSN - 352-294-0517 - barbara.frentzen@neurosurgery.ufl.edu
Start Date
March 2006
Completion Date
December 2016
University of Florida
University of Florida
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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