Last updated on August 2019

Neuropsychological and Behavioral Testing in Younger Patients With Cancer


Brief description of study

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.

Detailed Study Description

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

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.

OUTLINE

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.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00772200

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