Last updated on July 2019

PRecISion Medicine for Children With Cancer

Brief description of study

This is a multicentre prospective study of the feasibility and clinical value of a diagnostic service for identifying therapeutic targets and recommending personalised treatment for children and adolescents with high-risk cancer.

Detailed Study Description

This is a multicentre study conducted under the Zero Childhood Cancer Program. The study will be enrolling patients under the age of 21 with high-risk cancer over 3 years from cancer centres in Australia. Patient's cancer cells will be tested for genetic abnormalities (mutations) and undergoing drug testing in highly specialised laboratories. A Multidisciplinary Tumour Board comprising of oncologists, clinical geneticists and scientists will then discuss the results of each case and determine whether a personalised medicine recommendation can be made. A report describing the results and Tumour Board recommendation (if any) will be provided to the patient's treating doctor. It is always at the discretion of the treating doctor whether to alter the patient's management based on the information arising from this research project.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03336931

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John Hunter Children's Hospital

Newcastle, Australia
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