PHAETHON (Brain Cancer) - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
We are doing this study to understand whether a MRS scan can be used to find 2-HG (2-hydroxyglutarate) in the brain.
2-HG is a chemical sometimes found in the brain when specific types of a protein called isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) are present. In the future, we hope to use 2-HG as a way to find out what kind of brain tumor someone has without surgery.
People with brain masses who are scheduled for a craniotomy (brain surgery).
Who Can Participate in the Study?
-Are scheduled for craniotomy (brain surgery)
-Have a brain mass 1 centimeter or larger within 2 months of scheduled surgery
-Are able to undergo MRS scan
-Have not had treatment of their brain mass with surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy
What is Involved?
If you choose to join this study, you will:
-Have an Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) scan of your brain before your surgery
-Possibly be asked to do another MRS Scan on the same day or the day after your first MRS scan
-Allow the study team to read your report after your brain surgery
For more information about who can be in this study, please contact the study team.