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Neuropsychological, Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes in Children with Cancer
The overall goal of this study is to learn about the neuropsychological (for example, thinking, learning,and remembering) and behavioral functioning of children being treated for cancer.
Another goal of this study is to find out if a standard set (called a battery) of neuropsychological and behavioral
tests can be consistently completed at all the COG hospitals and at 3 standard time points.
As part of this study, all patients will have 3 testing sessions, each lasting about 1 hour. The first assessment
will take place around 9 months after you have been diagnosed with cancer (during your cancer treatment).
The second assessment will take place around 30 months (that is 2.5 years) after you have been diagnosed
with cancer. The third assessment will take place around 60 months (that is 5 years) after you have been
diagnosed with cancer. The second and third assessments will look at changes after your cancer treatment.
The patient must 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
Patients with a history of moderate to profound intellectual disability (i.e. 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
Applicable Disease Sites
Brain/Central Nervous System; Leukemia
Gundersen Health System; UW Hospital and Clinics