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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Osteosarcoma, Ewing's Sarcoma, Neuroblastoma, Brain Tumors or Leukemia
and you are
under 21
years old
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This is an observational trial.
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The purpose

Background: - Informed consent is the process by which prospective participants in clinical trials learn about clinical research in order to decide whether they want to enroll in the study. It consists of meetings and discussions with the health care team. - Phase I clinical trials are designed to determine what dose of an investigational agent is safe to administer to patients. Objectives: - To study communication, comprehension and decision-making during the informed consent process. - To examine ethical, psychological, social, and educational issues regarding informed consent. - To help researchers understand how to improve informed consent and education about clinical research. Eligibility: - Parents or guardians of children with cancer who are being considered for participation in phase I clinical trials - Prospective patients for pediatric phase I clinical trials who are between 14 and 21 years of age. - Members of the research team who obtain consent from patients and families for pediatric phase I clinical trials Design: - Research assistants observe and record the informed consent conference held with the research team and the parents and children. - After the conference, the research assistant interviews the parents in a private area about their experience during the conference and their decision-making process. They are asked about their thoughts and opinions during the informed consent conference, including the decision-making process, communication and trust in the medical team. - With their parent's permission, patients are interviewed privately to discuss their experience during the informed consent conference. - After parents and patients have made their decision about participation in the study, they are interviewed again about how they made the decision, aspects of the communication during the conference, and how they feel about the doctor. This interview is also recorded. - Parents may be contacted 6 months to 2 years from the time of their participation to be part of a parent advisory group about the informed consent process.
Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT00923650. The sponsor of the trial is National Cancer Institute (NCI) and it is looking for 1 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Informed Consent in Pediatric Phase I Cancer Trials