Recruiting children into cancer trials–role of the United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG)

Ablett, S. and Pinkerton, C. R. (2003) Recruiting children into cancer trials–role of the United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG). British Journal of Cancer, 88 11: 1661-1665. doi:10.1038/sj.bjc.6600990


Author Ablett, S.
Pinkerton, C. R.
Title Recruiting children into cancer trials–role of the United Kingdom Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG)
Journal name British Journal of Cancer   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-0920
1532-1827
Publication date 2003-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/sj.bjc.6600990
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 88
Issue 11
Start page 1661
End page 1665
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Abstract The UK Children's Cancer Study Group (UKCCSG), established in 1977, provides a highly organised structure for both service provision and research, and represents the model to which the adult cancer community is currently aspiring. Since childhood cancer is so rare, it is both essential and feasible for the vast majority of children to be referred into the network of specialist centres, and also for the maximum number of children to be recruited into national and international clinical trials. Over the last 30–40 years there have been major advances in treatment, such that now approximately 70% of children diagnosed with cancer will be cured of their disease. The conduct of clinical trials in this patient population does, however, raise a number of specific issues and these are discussed in the paper. Copyright 2003 Cancer Research UK All rights reserved.
Keyword Childhood cancer
Clinical trials
Patient information
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
School of Medicine Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 26 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 28 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Wed, 13 Jan 2010, 22:33:39 EST by Gerald Martin on behalf of Faculty Of Health Sciences