Children’s Oncology Group

Adults are Eligible for Many Pediatric Clinical Trials

August 8, 2013

In an earlier post, I pointed out the relative lack of overlap between the cancer types seen in children and adults. But there are plenty of examples of cancers that afflict both age groups, most notably in the leukemias and lymphomas. In recognition of this fact, clinical trial protocols are being designed to include children and adults within the same clinical trial - something not historically done. [Read more]

Cancer Disparities at an Early Age

November 23, 2010

Racial disparities have been described for almost every type of cancer, with the gap in outcomes widening or holding steady between black and white patients in breast, prostate, colorectal, and lung cancers. Much debate has occurred over the causes [Read more]