Cancer Control and Supportive Care in the Children’s Oncology Group: Nursing Roles and Recent Results (C215)

12:15 – 1:15 pm Thursday, September 3

coglogoSurvival rates for many pediatric cancers have improved over time, although children and adolescents continue to experience acute and delayed toxicities related to their disease and treatment. This session will review the purpose and research domains within the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Cancer Control (CCL) Committee.

This presentation will highlight the results of recently published CCL trials that have directly informed practice and contributed to published clinical practice guidelines. Nurses participating in CCL trials provide a variety of key functions such as patient and family education and advocacy, support of study implementation and subject enrollment, and return of results. Session attendees will have an advanced understanding of the CCL structure and the nursing roles to support ongoing and future CCL trials.

Speaker(s):
Jessica Ward, PhD MPH RN CPNP
Melissa Beauchemin, PhD RN CPNP CPON®
CNE Hours:
1