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SEDYC: Social and Emotional Development in Children with Cancer

About this study

Young children who are treated for brain tumors may develop social, emotional and thinking problems as they grow older. Researchers want to learn as much as possible about these changes and how cancer treatment may affect these children later in life. This knowledge may help doctors improve care for children undergoing cancer treatment in the future.

Researchers in this study will survey social, thinking and reasoning skills of young children who completed treatment for cancer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Young patients, their parents and a teacher will be asked to participate. In two years, researchers will ask each participant to complete a second study visit to again study social skills as well as thinking and reasoning.

Eligibility overview

  • Between 4 and 6 years old at enrollment
  • Primary diagnosis of brain tumor or non-CNS solid tumor
  • 6 to 12 months since therapy was completed (+/- 1 month) OR more than 18 months since therapy was completed
  • Chemotherapy was part of tumor treatment
  • Able to speak and read English

The above information is intended to provide only a basic description about a research protocol that may be currently active at St. Jude. The details made available here may not be the most up-to-date information on protocols used by St. Jude. To receive full details about a protocol and its status and or use at St. Jude, a physician must contact St. Jude directly.


Full title:

Social and Emotional Development in Children with Cancer

Study goal:

The main goal of this study is to help researchers understand the social and emotional development of young children undergoing cancer treatment.


Brain tumor, solid tumor


Between 4 and 6 years old

Clinical trials categories:

Childhood Cancer Solid Tumors Brain Tumors

For physicians and researchers

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