Title

Children's Oncology Group's 2013 blueprint for research: cancer control and supportive care.

Year of Publication

2013

Number of Pages

1027-30

Date Published

2013 Jun

ISSN Number

1545-5017

Abstract

<p>In cancer control research, the objective is to reduce overall morbidity and mortality by decreasing acute and delayed treatment-related toxicities in all children with cancer. To date, the Children's Oncology Group (COG) has focused on infection, neurocognition, quality of life (QoL), and nutrition/antiemetics. COG is conducting randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to determine prophylaxis strategies that will reduce infections in high-risk populations. Two RCTs are determining if modafinil or computerized cognitive training improve cognitive functioning in pediatric brain tumor patients. QoL is being assessed in acute leukemia patients. Improved supportive care outcomes will only occur when the most effective interventions are established.</p>

DOI

10.1002/pbc.24426

Alternate Title

Pediatr Blood Cancer

PMID

23255159

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