Establishment of a Brain and Spinal Tumor Tissue Bank
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00686387
Verified April 2011 by Taipei Medical University WanFang Hospital. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and lethal primary Brain and Spinal Tumor in adults. It is nearly uniformly fatal, with a median survival of approximately one year, despite modern treatment modalities. Efforts to understand why some patients live longer or shorter than the average may provide insights into the biology of these neoplasms. For years, researchers have tried to identify independent predictors that could help in treatment planning. With the recent interest in molecular biology and molecular genetics, tumor markers are now being examined as potential predictors. A marker that could predict tumor response to therapy, the likelihood of recurrence, and survival would thus be quite useful.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Neurosurgery clinic or oncology clinic in Wan Fang Hospital
Patients must have a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of Brain and Spinal Tumor
Age greater than 20
Known HIV infection
Any other clinical condition which, in the opinion of the principal investigator, would not allow completion of this study