Neuropsychological and Behavioural Testing in Younger Patients With Cancer

Official Title

Neuropsychological, Social, Emotional, and Behavioural Outcomes in Children With Cancer

Summary:

This research trial studies neuropsychological (learning, remembering or thinking) and behavioural outcomes in children and adolescents with cancer by collecting information over time from a series of tests.

Trial Description

Primary Outcome:

  • Consistent, streamlined, and efficient administration of neuropsychological and behavioural tests
  • Utilization of standardized battery of age-appropriate neuropsychological and behavioural tests in conjunction with COG Phase III clinical trials
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:
I. To utilize a standardized battery of age-appropriate neuropsychological and behavioural tests in conjunction with Children's Oncology Group (COG) Phase II and III clinical trials to evaluate cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioural 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 Behavioural 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, behavioural/social/emotional function, executive function, adaptive function, and quality of life.

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Resources

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