Understanding the Late Effects of Surviving a Pediatric Brain Tumor

Full Title

Biological Substrates of Impaired Neurocognitive Functioning: Understanding the Late Effects of Surviving a Pediatric Brain Tumor

Purpose

Children treated for brain tumors sometimes develop learning, thinking, and behavioral problems. These problems can lead to difficulties remembering things, paying attention, planning ahead, and keeping up with classmates at school. In this study, researchers aim to identify children treated for brain tumors who are more likely to develop cognitive and behavioral problems after treatment.

Participants in this study will complete various assessments of intelligence and memory and will have an MRI scan. Parents will complete questionnaires about their children’s emotional, social, and behavioral functioning and attention abilities. Children who were treated for brain tumors as well as healthy children serving as a control group will participate in this study.

Eligibility

This study will include children ages 6-16 years old who were treated for posterior fossa brain tumors as well as age-matched healthy children.

For more information about this study, please contact Dr. Stephen Sands at 646-888-0023.

Protocol

17-338

Phase

Pilot

Disease Status

Newly Diagnosed & Relapsed/Refractory

Investigator

Co-Investigators