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SOCFUN: Social Functioning in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors

About this study

This study is open to patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Children who have completed therapy for a brain tumor, such as medulloblastoma or other brain tumor, may be eligible to participate.

Brain tumors are one of the most common cancer diagnoses in children. While new treatments have improved survival rates, these therapies can cause other problems later in life. For example, previous studies have shown pediatric brain tumor survivors may experience problems with memory, attention and social skills.

In this study, researchers want to learn about social functioning in school-aged children who have completed therapy for brain tumors. They hope the study will help them know more about the different skills that affect how these children get along with others.

Researchers will ask you and your child questions about your child’s thinking, memory, attention, and social skills. These questions will be asked in person and in written surveys. Your child will also complete an online diary for one week. Researchers will also ask your permission to contact your child’s teacher to complete additional questionnaires. This part of the study is optional. If you do not want your child’s teacher to participate, your child can still take part in the study. In addition, researchers will ask you to name a close friend of your child. With your permission, they will ask the child’s family to answer questions over the phone.

Your child probably will not benefit personally from taking part in this study. However, the information learned from the study may help other children in the future.

Purpose of this clinical trial

This main purpose of this study is to learn about social functioning in school-aged children with brain tumors.

Eligibility overview

  • Diagnosis of medulloblastoma or other brain tumor
  • Between 8 and 12 years old
  • At least 2 years after completion of therapy
  • Full-time student
  • Speaks 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:

Components of Social Functioning in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Study goal:

Examine the impact of social-cognitive and neurocognitive abilities on social functioning in survivors of pediatric brain tumors


Brain tumor

Clinical trials categories:

Childhood Cancer Brain Tumors

For physicians and researchers

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