HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Improving informed consent for children in cancer treatment studies

Cleveland, Ohio: A study at six of the nation's leading children's hospitals has concluded that physicians should do a better job in communicating with parents before a child with cancer enrolls in a randomized clinical trial. "Our findings demonstrate that common strategies to explain the concept of randomization to patient families are not effective," explains Eric Kodish, MD, lead author of the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, 1/28/04). Dr. Kodish is a pediatric oncologist and director of the Rainbow Center for Pediatric Ethics at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, and professor of pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

The research also involved a Parent Advisory Group to help in the study design and analysis, with parents representing all the study sites, including: Rainbow; Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH; Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA; Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC; and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Children's Oncology Group, a network of pediatric medical centers.

As part of the study, researchers observed and audiotaped the informed consent conferences involving 137 families at the six medical centers from July 1, 1999 to December 31, 2001. The patients were children, all newly diagnosed with acute leukemia. Childhood cancer treatment commonly involves the option of participation in clinical trials, which have revolutionized pediatric cancer treatment and significantly improved outcomes. In fact, the authors note that: "Thousands of children with cancer have been enrolled in randomized clinical trials over the past 40 years. The cure of childhood leukemia, one of the great success stories of modern medicine, has been a direct result of these trials."

In every case confer
'"/>

Contact: Eileen Korey
Eileen.Korey@UHHS.com
216-844-3825
University Hospitals of Cleveland
27-Jan-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Improving access to healthy food has little effect on diet
2. NIH convenes State-of-the-Sceince Conference on Improving End-of-Life Care
3. Improving child survival in Kenya: Strengthening of district hospitals essential
4. Improving health care for children with special needs
5. Improving eye patient care with telemedicine standards
6. Improving the chances of successful organ transplants
7. Improving health for mothers and children in South Asia
8. Improving treatment of medulloblastoma, a common childhood brain tumor
9. Improving the quality of life for larynx cancer patients
10. Improving physical fitness, insulin sensitivity may help latino children at risk for type 2 diabetes
11. Improving accuracy of cross-cultural neuropsychological testing

Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/30/2015)... West Hempstead, NY (PRWEB) , ... August 31, ... ... system installer Total Security Integrated Systems announces specific strategies to help assisted living ... well as their grounds from break-ins and theft. According to security experts at ...
(Date:8/30/2015)... , ... August 30, 2015 , ... ... joined the company as the new Global Communications Director for InHealth Media. ... experience having spent the last 16 years doing on-air television, producing shows, on ...
(Date:8/30/2015)... Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 30, 2015 ... ... Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) medical devices for the treatment of prostate cancer, has ... – introduced this summer at the treatment center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. , ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... of two inventors from Miller Place, N.Y. "I specialize in manual therapy, and ... In addition, it can be used for additional muscle dysfunction throughout the body." ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... , ... August 29, 2015 , ... Next weekend is ... summer (which astronomically, officially ends on September 22nd this year). For IT security personnel, ... hangovers linger on which could prove far more costly than a simple headache. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Total Security Announces Security Systems Tips for New York Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes 2Health News:Total Security Announces Security Systems Tips for New York Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes 3Health News:InHealth Media Appoints New Global Communications Director 2Health News:Image Fusion Technology Combines MRI and Ultrasound Images to Treat Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Inventors and InventHelp Clients Develops Tension Reliever (LGI-1951) 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 3Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 4
(Date:8/28/2015)... Research and Markets ( ... "Investigation Report on China,s Ranibizumab Market, 2012-2019" report ... was approved by CFDA to treat wet age- related ... product of Novartis, is available in the Chinese market. ... drug for the treatment of wet AMD in ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: PRGO ; TASE) today ... OTC brands from GSK in an all cash transaction ... demonstration of Perrigo,s unique ability to maximize brand value ... countries.  Perrigo Chairman, President and CEO ... to complete this transaction, which clearly demonstrates our ability ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... PUNE, India , August 28, 2015 ... Essential Oils), Livestock (Pork/Swine, Poultry, Ruminant, and Aquaculture), & by ... , Asia-Pacific , and Rest of ... by MarketsandMarkets, The global market for Eubiotics was valued at ... USD 7.05 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.4% ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Investigation Report on China's Ranibizumab Market, 2012-2019 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 3Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 4Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 2Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 3Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 4Eubiotics Market Worth 7.05 Billion USD by 2020 5
Cached News: