Research and Clinical Trials

Brief Description Principal Investigator
The purpose of this study is to establish a mechanism to bank specimens of tumor cells and host germline DNA from patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or non-Hodgkin lymphoma at first and subsequent relapse. Kaplan, Joel Adam
To provide a risk classification scheme for all patients with newly diagnosed ALL, which will be used to assign treatment on Children‟s Oncology Group (COG) frontline ALL treatment studies. To capture classification data for correlative studies accompanying current COG ALL treatment protocols. Kaplan, Joel Adam
This partially randomized phase III clinical trial is studying different combinations of risk-adapted chemotherapy regimens and their side effects and comparing how well they work in treating younger patients with newly diagnosed standard-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Kaplan, Joel Adam
This randomized phase III trial is studying how well combination chemotherapy works in treating young patients with newly diagnosed high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia, testing Clofarabine (IND#73789, NSC#606869) in the very-high risk stratum. Kaplan, Joel Adam
To compare EFS in patients with newly diagnosed T-ALL and T-LLy who are randomized to a modified ABFM backbone versus bortezomib plus the modified ABFM backbone.
The primary goal in this trial is to prevent relapse. AALL1231 will test two major strategies to meet this goal: (1) to modify the existing chemotherapy platform to mirror the most efficacious backbone that has been tested in Phase 3 trials; and, (2) to randomize patients to receive/not receive a novel agent (bortezomib), with strong b
Kaplan, Joel Adam
I. To maintain a Childhood Cancer Registry for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer.

II. To utilize clinical and biological data to help determine eligibility or stratification, based on childhood cancer disease classification schemas, for potential enrollment of research subjects onto Children's Oncology Group (COG) therapeutic clinical trials.

III. To develop a well annotated childhood cancer biobank for current and future research through the collection of biospe
Kaplan, Joel Adam
To collect high quality specimens from patients with hematologic disorders and normal volunteers.
Future specimen analyses will be performed to determine the differences between sick and normal cells. Data used for these comparisons will include, but are not limited to: gene expression data, DNA, RNA, epigenetics, proteomics, metabolomics, and pathway analysys.
Avalos, Belinda Rene
The primary objective of this study is to examine the incidence of neutrophil recovery of > or = to 500/mm3 after cord blood transplantation in a multi-institution setting using CBUs that are not Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed. Gilman, Andrew Lee