Cerebral Astrocytoma, Childhood

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Cerebral Astrocytoma, Childhood

Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma is a tumor made up of brain cells, and is located in the cerebrum (the main area of the brain). Cerebral astrocytoma is the most common type of cancer in children after leukemia and lymphoma. This type of tumor can be benign (noncancerous), or malignant (cancerous). Symptoms may include: weakness on one side of the body, seizures, morning headaches, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, and changes in personality and behavior. Diagnosis typically includes a CT scan, or an MRI. Treatment may include surgery to remove the tumor, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. The child’s chance of recovery depends on the size and location of the tumor, as well as his or her age and general health.

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Collecting and Storing Blood and Brain Tumor Tissue Samples From Children With Brain Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor; Childhood Central Nervous System Germ Cell Tumor; Childhood Choroid Plexus Tumor; Childhood Craniopharyngioma; Childhood Grade I Meningioma; Childhood Grade II Meningioma; Childhood Grade III Meningioma; Childhood High-grade Cerebral Astrocytoma; Childhood Infratentorial Ependymoma; Childhood Low-grade Cerebral Astrocytoma; Childhood Oligodendroglioma; Childhood Supratentorial Ependymoma; Newly Diagnosed Childhood Ependymoma; Recurrent Childhood Cerebellar Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Ependymoma; Recurrent Childhood Medulloblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Recurrent Childhood Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma; Recurrent Childhood Visual Pathway Glioma

 

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2016

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Palbociclib Isethionate in Treating Younger Patients With Recurrent, Progressive, or Refractory Central Nervous System Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Choroid Plexus Tumor; Childhood Ependymoblastoma; Childhood Grade III Meningioma; Childhood High-grade Cerebellar Astrocytoma; Childhood High-grade Cerebral Astrocytoma; Childhood Medulloepithelioma; Recurrent Childhood Anaplastic Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma; Recurrent Childhood Brain Stem Glioma; Recurrent Childhood Cerebellar Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Cerebral Astrocytoma; Recurrent Childhood Giant Cell Glioblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Glioblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Gliomatosis Cerebri; Recurrent Childhood Gliosarcoma; Recurrent Childhood Medulloblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Pineoblastoma; Recurrent Childhood Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor

 

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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Collecting and Storing Tissue From Young Patients With Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cancer

 

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2016

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