Neuropsychological, Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes in Children With Cancer
This research trial studies neuropsychological (learning, remembering or thinking) and behavioral outcomes in children and adolescents with cancer by collecting information over time from a series of tests.
I. To utilize a standardized battery of age-appropriate neuropsychological and behavioral tests in conjunction with Children's Oncology Group (COG) Phase II and III clinical trials to evaluate cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning over time.
II. To institute procedures to ensure a consistent, streamlined, and efficient administration of the neuropsychological/behavioral tests in a cooperative group setting in order to maximize compliance with a standardized assessment battery conducted at 3 standardized time points.
Parent and child participants complete the COG Standard Neuropsychological and Behavioral Battery at approximately 9, 30, and 60 months post-diagnosis in a 1-2 hour testing session conducted by a neuropsychologist or psychologist. The Battery consists of measures of intelligence, processing speed, attention, memory, language preference, behavioral/social/emotional function, executive function, adaptive function, and quality of life.
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Accepting Healthy Volunteers?
- The patient must be currently be enrolled or plan to be enrolled on a COG therapeutic study that aims to examine neuropsychological, social, emotional, and/or behavioral functioning
- The patient must have receptive and expressive language skills in English, French, or Spanish; if a patient meets these criteria but the parent/guardian speaks a language other than English, French, or Spanish, the patient may still be enrolled and tested, and the parent-report measures should be omitted
- All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent
- All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met
- Patients with a history of moderate to profound intellectual disability (i.e. intelligence quotient [IQ] =< 55) are not eligible for enrollment; PLEASE NOTE: Children with a prior history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or a specific learning disability (e.g., dyslexia) are eligible for this study