Clinical Studies

Clinical research is very important because it is one of the best ways to improve patient care. Currently, hundreds of studies are taking place throughout Lurie Children's, including at the research institute, that involve many of our doctors, nurses, clinical research professionals, scientists and technicians.

Search below for a clinical study, or read more on our guide to clinical research for parents and children.

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Studies

Efficacy of White Light Scanner in Assessing Pectus Excavatum

We propose a prospective longitudinal observation study at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of pediatric patients with a chest wall deformity diagnosis of either congenital or acquired pectus excavatum. Our aim is to assess the precision and accuracy of the Rodin M4D White Light Scanner in preoperative evaluation of patients with pectus...

Collecting and Storing Malignant, Borderline Malignant Neoplasms, and Related Samples From Young Patients With Cancer

ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT00898079

This study is collecting and storing malignant, borderline malignant neoplasms, and related biological samples from young patients with cancer. Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue, blood, and bone marrow from patients with cancer to study in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future.

Study of Kidney Tumors in Young Patients

ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT00898365

This laboratory study is looking at kidney tumors in young patients. Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue, blood, and urine from patients with cancer to study in the laboratory may help doctors learn more about changes that occur in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and identify biomarkers related to cancer. It may also help the study of...

Collecting and Storing Samples of Blood and Tumor Tissue From Patients With Osteosarcoma

ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT00899275

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.

Collecting and Storing Biological Samples From Patients With Ewing Sarcoma

ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT00899990

This research study is collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue, bone marrow, and blood from patients with Ewing sarcoma. Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue, bone marrow, and blood from patients with cancer to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future.