Research in the Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Faculty Research Profiles
Studies in Recruitment
The following is a selected list of many research studies conducted by Department of Pediatrics Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research investigators. Click the links below to view more information about each study. For more information about clinical trials, visit the Find a Clinical Trial page.
Biology of Osteosarcoma (BOOST) Registry and Biobank
One of the keys to understanding osteosarcoma incidence and survival is the ability to include large numbers of patients and their families from around the world. The BOOST Registry and Biobank offers a single location where every patient with osteosarcoma and their relatives can participate in research.
MN CPP 2.0
The Collaborative Perinatal Project (CPP) was a large study conducted in the 1960s across the United States designed to understand factors influencing pregnancy and birth outcomes. In the current MNCPP 2.0 study our goal is to discover how childhood risk factors are related to the development of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other related diseases in adulthood. This study will help to inform us on how to better prevent diseases in the future.
Germ Cell Tumor Epidemiology Study
The GaMETES (Germ Cell Tumor Epidemiology Study) was designed to try to find out more about risk factors associated with germ cell tumors in children. The main purpose of this study is to understand how genes might affect young people's chances of developing a germ cell tumor (GCT). To do this we will compare the genes of young people with a GCT to the genes of their parents or full siblings. We will also look at how some lifestyle factors work with genes in germ cell tumors. Lastly, if available, we will collect a small part of the leftover tumor sample.
My Tree Study
The MyTree Study was designed to find out more about why immune disorders, known genetic conditions, abnormal growths including cancers, and blood disorders occur in some people at a very early age. We are also interested in learning more about why these conditions seem to cluster in some families.