for people ages 1 month and up (full criteria)
study started
Principal Investigator
by William A. May (ucla)Carla B. Golden (ucsf)Anuradha Banerjee (ucsf)
Headshot of Carla B. Golden
Carla B. Golden
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Anuradha Banerjee



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.

Official Title

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



  1. 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.


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.


Childhood Malignant Neoplasm, Neoplasms, Cognitive Assessment, Quality-of-Life Assessment


You can join if…

Open to people ages 1 month and up

  • The patient must be currently be enrolled or plan to be 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, French, or Spanish; if a patient meets these criteria but the parent/guardian speaks a language other than English, French, or Spanish, the patient may still be enrolled and tested, and the parent-report measures should be omitted
  • All patients and/or their parents or legal guardians must sign a written informed consent
  • All institutional, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and National Cancer Institute (NCI) requirements for human studies must be met

You CAN'T join if...

  • Patients with a history of moderate to profound intellectual disability (i.e. intelligence quotient [IQ] =< 55) are not eligible for enrollment; PLEASE NOTE: Children with a prior history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or a specific learning disability (e.g., dyslexia) are eligible for this study


  • Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90095 United States
  • Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland accepting new patients
    Oakland California 94609-1809 United States
  • UCSF Medical Center-Parnassus in progress, not accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94143 United States
  • UCSF Medical Center-Mission Bay accepting new patients
    San Francisco California 94158 United States
  • Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in progress, not accepting new patients
    Torrance California 90502 United States
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90048 United States
  • Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego accepting new patients
    San Diego California 92123 United States
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles accepting new patients
    Los Angeles California 90027 United States
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County accepting new patients
    Orange California 92868 United States
  • Kaiser Permanente-Oakland accepting new patients
    Oakland California 94611 United States

Lead Scientists at University of California Health

  • William A. May (ucla)
  • Carla B. Golden (ucsf)
    HS Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, School of Medicine. Authored (or co-authored) 9 research publications
  • Anuradha Banerjee (ucsf)
    Professor, Pediatrics, School of Medicine. Authored (or co-authored) 69 research publications


accepting new patients
Start Date
Children's Oncology Group
Study Type
Expecting 1200 study participants
Last Updated