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Research and Clinical Trials

Myeloid and Monocytic Leukemia 

Brief Description Principal Investigator
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 determine the ability of CD34+ cell selection using the CliniMACS® device as the sole
GVHD prophylaxis to prevent severe (grade III-IV) acute GVHD in recipients of
alternative donor (mismatched related donor and unrelated donor) hematopoietic stem
cell transplants.
Gilman, Andrew Lee 
Primary:
To collect high quality specimens from patients with hematologic disorders and normal volunteers.
Exploratory:
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 
To determine the maximal tolerated dose (MTD) and/or tolerable dose of escalating doses of clofarabine starting from 20mg/m2/day to 40mg/m2/day from Day 1 to Day 5 in combination with mitoxantrone 12mg/m2/day on Day 3-6 as reinduction therapy for children, adolescents and young adults with poor risk refractory/relapsed acute leukemia or high grade NHL. Oesterheld, Javier E 
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