ALTE07C1, Neuropsychological, Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes in Children with Cancer
The ALTE07C1 standard neuropsychological and behavioral battery of tests will take only about 1 hour to administer and all patients will be tested at 3 standardized timepoints. Parent-completed questionnaires will also be utilized to gather information about the patient’s function, specifically in terms of attention, memory, executive abilities, and behavioral/social/emotional adaptation.
ALTE07C1 is not a complete evaluation of a child’s intelligence or school achievement; rather, it is a brief set of assessments used for research to determine effects of the treatment and to find out if using a standard set of neuropsychological and behavioral tests, such as the testing in ALTE07C1, can be consistently completed at all the COG hospitals and at 3 standard timepoints.
The patient must be currently 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 since the assessment instruments are standardized and validated among English-speakers. All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent. All institutional, FDA, and NCI requirements for human studies must be met.