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Clinical Sequencing of Cancer and Tissue Repository: OncoGenomics

Background:

Saliva, blood, tissue, and cancer contain DNA. DNA makes the "instruction book" for the cells in the body. Cancer is caused by changes in DNA that affect cell function. Researchers want to test DNA of people with tumors. They want to look for genetic changes in tumors that could be targets for treatment. Because DNA can change as cancer changes, more testing may be done at different times.

Objectives:

To find the DNA changes in cancer that may help guide treatment. To collect samples and data to be used in future studies.

A Randomized Phase II Study of Hyperbaric Oxygen in Improving Engraftment in Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplant (HBO-UBC)

The UCB transplant is a type of stem cell transplant used to treat cancer of the blood or lymph glands. The UCB transplant has advantages over other types of transplants such as ease of obtaining the umbilical cord blood, absence of donor risks, reduced risks of contagious infections, and the availability for immediate use. The UCB transplant is also associated with a lower incidence of graft versus host disease, or GvHD (in GvHD, the transplanted graft attacks the recipient organs).

A Study of Engineered Donor Grafts (TregGraft) in Recipients Undergoing Allogeneic Transplantation for Hematologic Malignancies

This study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of an engineered donor graft ("TregGraft", a T-cell-Depleted Graft With Additional Infusion of Conventional T Cells and Regulatory T Cells) in participants undergoing myeloablative allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant transplantation for hematologic malignancies.