Evaluation, Treatment, and Training for Patients With Blood Disorders

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified February 2014 by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00001397
First received: November 3, 1999
Last updated: March 14, 2014
Last verified: February 2014
  Purpose

This study is designed to allow the evaluation, follow-up, and medical care of patients with blood disorders not currently participating in a research study being conducted by the Hematology Branch of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) or not being screened for participation in a study.

The purpose of this study is to allow investigation into the blood disorders of patients in order to teach, learn, and gather more information about diseases of the blood.

In addition, this study allows researchers the opportunity to evaluate patients referred to the Hematology Branch of the NHLBI with rare or undiagnosed diseases of the blood. This may be potentially beneficial to the patient and at the same time contribute to the development of new research ideas.


Condition
Hematologic Disease
Hematologic Neoplasm
Pancytopenia

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Evaluation, Treatment and Training Protocol for Patients With Bone Marrow Failure States, Isolated or Multilineage Cytopenias, Metastatic Solid Tumors, or Hematologic Malignancies

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 99999999
Study Start Date: October 1993
Detailed Description:

This protocol is designed to allow the evaluation, follow up, and standard medical care of patients (and when appropriate, their stem cell donor) with bone marrow failure states, cytopenias, metastatic solid tumors, or hematologic malignancies not currently entered on an active NHLBI Hematology Branch protocol or not being screened for an active NHLBI research protocol. Its purpose is to allow investigation into the hematologic problems of these patients for the primary purpose of teaching and furthering general hematologic knowledge. The ability to evaluate and treat patients with a wide variety of hematologic disease is critical to maintaining our accreditation as a hematology fellowship program and training our fellows to be competent hematologists, as well as for keeping all staff, including senior staff, up-to-date and familiar with the evaluation and treatment of patients with a wide spectrum of hematologic disease. It also allows the Hematology Branch to evaluate patients referred with rare or as yet undiagnosed hematologic problems, both potentially benefiting the patient and stimulating new research directions for the Hematology Branch in the future. Periodic follow-up and treatment of patients previously entered on Hematology Branch protocols in order to monitor the long-term course of the underlying hematologic state and the consequences of experimental treatments is also required for fellowship training, and for maintenance of good referral relationships with patients and their physicians.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Patients (and when appropriate the patient's stem cell donor) may be entered on this protocol at the discretion of the Principal and/or Associate Investigators if :

An investigator decides that it is in the best interest of the patient/donor and the Branch for the patient to be enrolled in this protocol while awaiting a decision on eligibility for other protocols; or after enrollment on another protocol, or to allow careful evaluation of patients with unique or rare disorders of direct interest to the Branch; or with more common disorders for fellowship teaching purposes.

The patient or the patient's guardian is capable of informed consent and signs the consent form. The consent form will be signed by parents or guardians of patients under the age of 18.

Age greater than or equal to 2 and weight greater than 12 kg.

  Contacts and Locations
Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the Contacts provided below. For general information, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001397

Contacts
Contact: A. John Barrett, M.D. (301) 402-4170 barrettj@nhlbi.nih.gov

Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike Recruiting
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL)    800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010    prpl@mail.cc.nih.gov   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigators
Principal Investigator: A. John Barrett, M.D. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001397     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 940010, 94-H-0010
Study First Received: November 3, 1999
Last Updated: March 14, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Hematologic Malignancies

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hematologic Diseases
Hematologic Neoplasms
Pancytopenia
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on September 29, 2014