Neuropsychological and Behavioral Testing in Young Patients With Medulloblastoma or Supratentorial Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET)
RATIONALE: Collecting information over time from a series of tests may help doctors develop effective tests to measure neuropsychological and behavioral function in young patients with cancer.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying neuropsychological and behavioral testing in young patients with medulloblastoma or supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET).
Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
Chemotherapeutic Agent Toxicity
Psychosocial Effects of Cancer and Its Treatment
Other: questionnaire administration
Procedure: cognitive assessment
Procedure: psychosocial assessment and care
Procedure: quality-of-life assessment
|Official Title:||Neuropsychological, Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes in Children With Cancer|
- Consistent, streamlined, and efficient administration of neuropsychological and behavioral tests [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Utilization of standardized battery of age-appropriate neuropsychological and behavioral tests in conjunction with COG Phase III clinical trials [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||September 2008|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- 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).
- 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.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter study.
Parent and child participants complete the COG Standard Neuropsychological and Behavioral Battery testing at 9, 30, and 60 months post-diagnosis in a 1-hour session conducted by a neuropsychologist or psychologist. The Battery consists of tests of intelligence, processing speed/attention, memory, language preference, general developmental progress, attention and behavior/social/emotional function, executive function, adoptive function, and quality of life. Additionally, parents complete a parent-report questionnaire to gather information about patient's function in terms of attention, memory, executive abilities, and behavioral, social, and emotional adaption.