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Registration


The registration process is simple and consists of two steps:

Creation of the account

An account can be created by an adult (age 18 or older) with the disorder, or the parent or guardian of a child (under 18) with the disorder. This is the person who will be entering the affected person’s information into the Registry. Create a username and password. You will need these to log into your account in the future.
 
Please do not create a new account if you already have one. Click on nfregistry@altavoice.org for assistance with username and password questions.
 
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To register a child who is under the age of 18, you must be the parent or legal guardian. Please note that after an individual reaches the age of 18, the registry account should be transferred to that individual.

Complete the profile

After you create the account, you can begin completing the profile. The profile consists of the affected person’s name and a survey questionnaire about their diagnosis, medical history, etc. When you complete their profile, you will be able to add additional affected family members and complete a questionnaire for each one. You can log out at any time and your answers will be saved. You can log back in to complete your answers later.

Name of Person Creating Account (Adult patient or parent/guardian)

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Enter a valid password, with:

    • At least 8 characters
    • 1 lowercase letter
    • 1 uppercase letter
    • 1 number
    • 1 special character
    • No spaces

For example: Example@1.

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Please review the “Research Participant Information Sheet” below. By clicking the box “I agree to the terms and conditions” at the end of the page, you will be providing your consent to participate in the Registry. Click on Register to create your account and begin completing the profile questionnaire.

Research Participant Information Sheet

Sponsor: Children’s Tumor Foundation
Protocol Title: Neurofibromatosis (NF) Registry Funded by Children’s Tumor Foundation
Investigator: Pamela Knight, M.S., Clinical Program Director, Children's Tumor Foundation

You are being asked to enter information into a patient registry because you or a child of whom you are parent or legal guardian has been diagnosed with neurofibromatosis (NF). The patient registry is sponsored by the Children’s Tumor Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by NF.

What is the purpose of the NF Registry?

One purpose of this registry is to identify people with NF who may be interested in participation in clinical trials (research studies that evaluate experimental therapies) or other research studies being conducted in patients with NF. Another purpose of this registry is to determine how common specific characteristics of NF are.

What will happen if I take part in this registry?

  1. You will enter your name and contact information (and the name of the person for whom you are entering information, if you are doing so on behalf of a child), date and city of birth, race, ethnicity, gender, and the type of NF with which you have (or your child has) been diagnosed.
  2. You will be asked to answer a series of specific questions about your NF. Answering these questions will take less than 30 minutes. You do not have to complete all survey questions at one time; any information you have entered will be saved, and you can complete any remaining questions when you log into the registry again. Once a year, you will be asked to update any information that has changed.
  3. You will be asked if the Children’s Tumor Foundation may contact you
a. If they have any additional questions regarding information you have entered.
b. If there is a future opportunity to participate in a clinical trial or research study.
c. If you would like further information about NF research news or events.

What if I answer, “yes” to being contacted about clinical trials or research studies?

The Children’s Tumor Foundation will see if there are clinical trials or research studies that are looking for people in your age group and with NF characteristics like yours. If they find a match, The Children’s Tumor Foundation will provide you with contact information at the institution conducting the research, so you may get in touch with them directly.

Providing your contact information and entering information about your NF into the registry does not mean that you will qualify for participation in a clinical trial or research study. It will be up to the institution conducting the research to determine if you qualify for participation.

How else will my information be used?

The information you provide about your NF will be summarized along with data from other registry participants so that the Foundation and others interested in research on NF can understand how common specific characteristics of NF are, and what treatments are being used. The Children’s Tumor Foundation may share your data with individuals or institutions conducting clinical trials or research studies, companies developing potential drugs or other treatments for NF, or other parties involved in research of patients with NF, but any information that identifies you will be removed. Your information may also be disclosed to Western Institutional Review Board® (WIRB®). This information is shared so the research can be conducted and properly monitored.

Are there any risks to participating in the registry?

There is the potential risk of loss of confidential information. Keeping the data collected from your survey in a secure computer database will minimize this risk. Only people at the Children’s Tumor Foundation will have direct access to the information that is collected. Your name or other information that may identify you will not be included in any data shared with parties outside the Children’s Tumor Foundation. If a study using this information is published or presented at scientific meetings, your name or other information that might identify you will not be included.

Are there benefits to participating in the registry?

You may not receive a direct benefit if you agree to participate. You may be informed about clinical trials that may offer benefit to you. In the future, NF patients may benefit from the information you have provided to the registry.

What happens if I don’t participate?

Your participation in the registry is voluntary. You will not be penalized or lose benefits if you decide not to participate. The alternative to participating in the registry is not to participate.

Who may I contact if I have questions about participating in the registry?

You may contact Pamela Knight, M.S. of the Children’s Tumor Foundation at 212-344-6633, ext. 8555, for questions about the registry.

You may contact the Western Institutional Review Board (WIRB) at 800-562-4789 if you have questions about your rights as a research subject. WIRB is a group of people who perform independent review of research.

For technical questions, please contact AltaVoice at nfregistry@altavoice.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

How long will my participation last?

This permission for contact and use of your registry data will not end unless you cancel it. You may cancel it by sending written notice to Pamela Knight, M.S. at the Children’s Tumor Foundation, at pknight@ctf.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or at the address below. However, the data that has been uploaded prior to cancelation will remain in the database.

Pamela Knight, MS
Clinical Program Director
Children's Tumor Foundation
120 Wall Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10005

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