a study on Sarcoma
RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue and blood from patients to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to collect and store samples of blood and tumor tissue from patients with osteosarcoma.
A Children's Oncology Group Protocol for Collecting and Banking Osteosarcoma Specimens
OUTLINE: After the initial submission of blood samples, patients may undergo open or closed biopsy in order to obtain fresh and frozen tissue samples as well as paraffin embedded material. Patients who are enrolled at the time of initial diagnosis but then have a definitive surgery or develop recurrent disease may submit additional samples (paraffin block, frozen and fresh tumor tissue, or slides together with blood samples). Autopsy tumor samples may also be submitted.
For people ages up to 120 years
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