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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Brain Tumor Genetic Risk

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01707836
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 16, 2012
Last Update Posted : May 9, 2017
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October 12, 2012
October 16, 2012
May 9, 2017
October 2012
May 8, 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Brain Tumor [ Time Frame: September 1, 2012-February 1, 2014 ]
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Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Brain Tumor Genetic Risk
Genetic Variation and Risk of Pediatric Brain Cancers
This study will analyze DNA samples to determine associations between maternal and offspring genetic factors and pediatric brain tumor development in children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Participating families (mother, father, child) will be asked to complete a short questionnaire and provide DNA samples (either saliva or blood). The information gained from your participation may one day help doctors develop strategies to reduce brain tumor risk in individuals with NF1. Please note: there is no therapy associated with this study.
The prenatal period is a developmentally vulnerable time point during which environmental conditions, including nutrition, can have life-long impacts on health.1,2 This is particularly relevant to many childhood cancers that are thought to initiate during pregnancy.3 As a consequence, there has been intense interest in whether prenatal exposures can modulate childhood cancer risk.4-6 It is important to recognize that both maternal and offspring genetic factors including those in nutritional pathways may play an important role in pediatric cancer risk through their effect on the child's exposure to nutrients important in development during the prenatal period. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate whether there are any maternal or offspring genetic factors in the folate pathway that may contribute to the development of brain tumors in children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 through analysis of DNA samples collected from families.
Observational Model: Family-Based
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Retention:   Samples With DNA
Blood or saliva samples
Non-Probability Sample
Families will be recruited from the Washingington University Neurofibromatosis-1 (NF1) Patient Registry Initiative (NPRI) and NF Center Clinic.
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor
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Families with a child with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
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May 8, 2017
May 8, 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pediatric participant (born during 1994-2012) with NF1 and diagnosed with a brain tumor
  • Biological mother or father (or full sibling if mother or father is unable to participate) able to participate
  • All family members (pediatric participant, biological mother, and biological father or full sibling) must be willing to contribute a blood or saliva sample
  • ability to understand consent forms

Exclusion Criteria:

-those who do not meet inclusion criteria

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
up to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
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Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
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Principal Investigator: Kimberly J Johnson, PhD Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
May 2017