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Psychology Clinical Trials

The Psychology Department conducts supportive care clinical trials for patients with cancer and blood disorders. These studies investigate long term effects of therapy, quality of life, and ways to improve health behaviors and psychological functioning.

St. Jude Clinical Trials

HAPDON1: How Donating Bone Marrow for Their Child’s Stem Cell Transplant Impacts Parents

Diseases Treated:

Non-therapeutic

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial open only to parents of St. Jude patients.

  • Parent of a child who received a haploidentical or unrelated donor transplant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2015
  • Speaks and reads English
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MEMCRT: Memantine to Prevent Thinking Problems in Children Receiving Radiation for Certain Brain Tumors

Diseases Treated:

Brain Tumors

Eligibility:

  • Between 6 and 21 years old
  • Diagnosis of localized low-grade gliomacraniopharyngioma, ependymoma, meningioma or germ cell tumor 
  • Initiating focal cranial radiation therapy (photon or proton)
  • Able to swallow pills
  • Participant and parent/legal guardian speak, read and understand English
  • Normal ECG and laboratory tests
  • Adequate vision and hearing
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SEDYC: Social and Emotional Development in Children with Cancer

Diseases Treated:

Non-therapeutic

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic research study open only to St. Jude patients, their parents and patients' teachers.

  • Patient between 4 and 6 years old
  • 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 completion
  • Chemotherapy was part of tumor treatment
  • Able to speak and read English
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SOCFUN: Social Functioning in Survivors of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Diseases Treated:

Brain tumor

Eligibility:

This study is open only to patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  • 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
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Collaborative Clinical Trials

IMPAACT2002: Behavioral Therapy and Medication for Depression among Youth with HIV

Diseases Treated:

Depression

Eligibility:

  • 12 to 24 years old
  • Receiving mental health or HIV-related care at participating IMPAACT site
  • HIV-positive
  • Diagnosis of nonpsychotic depression
  • Current depressive symptoms that warrant intervention
  • Reads and speaks English
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SJHOME: At-Home Care after Stem Cell Transplant

Diseases Treated:

Non-therapeutic

Eligibility:

This is a non-therapeutic clinical trial open only to St. Jude patients.

  • 12 years old or younger
  • Has had a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HCST)
  • Recruitment occurs within two weeks before or after discharge from transplant admission
  • Prescribed oral medication at discharge
  • Speaks and reads English
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