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Pilot Study of Neuropsychological and Behavioral Assessment in Children With Medulloblastoma or Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET)

Status
Active
Cancer Type
Brain Cancer
Trial Phase
Eligibility
3 to 21, Male and Female
Study Type
Behavioral study
NCT ID
NCT00772200
Protocol IDs
COG-ALTE07C1 (primary)
ALTE07C1
Study Sponsor
Children's Oncology Group

Summary

Rationale

Collecting information over time from a series of tests may help doctors develop effective tests to measure neuropsychological(NOOR-oh-sy-KAH-loh-jee)

The study of how the brain and central nervous system are related to behavior.
and behavioral function in young patients with cancer(KAN-ser)

A term for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and can invade nearby tissues. Cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. There are several main types of cancer. Carcinoma is a cancer that begins in the skin or in tissues that line or cover internal organs. Sarcoma is a cancer that begins in bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue. Leukemia is a cancer that starts in blood-forming tissue such as the bone marrow, and causes large numbers of abnormal blood cells to be produced and enter the blood. Lymphoma and multiple myeloma are cancers that begin in the cells of the immune system. Central nervous system cancers are cancers that begin in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord. Also called malignancy.
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Purpose

This clinical trial(KLIH-nih-kul TRY-ul)

A type of research study that tests how well new medical approaches work in people. These studies test new methods of screening, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of a disease. Also called clinical study.
is studying neuropsychological and behavioral testing in young patients with medulloblastoma(MED-yoo-loh-blas-TOH-muh)

A malignant brain tumor that begins in the lower part of the brain and that can spread to the spine or to other parts of the body. Medulloblastomas are a type of primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET).
or supratentorial(soo-pruh-ten-TOR-ee-ul)

Having to do with the upper part of the brain.
primitive neuroectodermal tumor(PRI-muh-tiv NOOR-oh-EK-toh-DER-mul TOO-mer)

One of a group of cancers that develop from the same type of early cells, and share certain biochemical and genetic features. Some primitive neuroectodermal tumors develop in the brain and central nervous system (CNS-PNET), and others develop in sites outside of the brain such as the limbs, pelvis, and chest wall (peripheral PNET). Also called PNET.
(PNETOne of a group of cancers that develop from the same type of early cells, and share certain biochemical and genetic features. Some PNETs develop in the brain and central nervous system (CNS-PNET), and others develop in sites outside of the brain such as the limbs, pelvis, and chest wall (peripheral PNET). Also called primitive neuroectodermal tumor.).

Objectives

  1. To institute procedures to ensure a consistent, streamlined, and efficient administration of the neuropsychological and behavioral tests in a cooperative group setting in order to maximize compliance with a standardized assessment battery conducted at 3 standardized time points in children with medulloblastoma or supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET).
  2. To utilize a standardized battery of age-appropriate neuropsychological and behavioral tests in conjunction with COG Phase III clinical trials to evaluate cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning over time.
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