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

Children's Oncology Group's 2013 blueprint for research: Cancer control and supportive care 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. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013; 60: 1027–1030. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pediatric Blood & Cancer Wiley

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ISSN
1545-5009
eISSN
1545-5017
DOI
10.1002/pbc.24426
pmid
23255159
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Abstract

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. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013; 60: 1027–1030. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Journal

Pediatric Blood & CancerWiley

Published: Jun 1, 2013

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