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Non-Therapeutic Protocol

PTSD2: Stress, Adjustment and Growth in Children with Cancer and Their Parents

Type of Protocol/Clinical Study

Supportive Studies: Long Term Effects


Childhood cancer is a significant event for the patient and family and can have both positive and negative effects. Most studies to date have focused on the negative effects (such as stress, worries, sadness) and not on the possible positive effects. This study will look at both positive and negative outcomes that occur in children with cancer and their parents.

The aims of this proposal will be addressed with a two-group (cancer and healthy control), cross-sectional, longitudinal design, using patient self-report, parent-report, and structured diagnostic interviews as the primary sources of data.



Primary Group

Young Child Group

Young Adult Group

Exclusion criteria for enrollment

Principal Investigator

Sean Phipps, PhD

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