Turning Research into Possibilities
A cancer diagnosis can turn your child’s and family’s world upside down, and leave you feeling helpless. What do you do? Where do you go? For many, the road to recovery leads through the promising results of cancer research. We connect families like yours to programs that are considering new approaches to finding a cure. At Arnold Palmer Hospital, your child has access to some of the most innovative therapy options available for pediatric cancers and related disorders. Our mission is to provide leading-edge oncology and hematology care for children, adolescents and young adults. Along with our ongoing scientific collaborations to discover new therapies for children with cancer, we have access to a broad network of oncology clinical trials through the following organizations:
- Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
- The Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC)
- Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium (POETIC)
- UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health
Children's Oncology Group (COG)
Children’s Oncology Group (COG) is the world’s largest organization devoted to childhood and adolescent cancer research. Arnold Palmer Hospital partners with COG on clinical trials designed to inform diagnoses and treat children and young adults suffering from cancer. In addition to expanding care options and offering new and emerging treatment plans, COG’s clinical trials help determine the underlying biology of diseases.
Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium
The Neuroblastoma and Medulloblastoma Translational Research Consortium (NMTRC) is comprised of a group of 25 universities and children’s hospitals offering a nationwide network of pediatric cancer clinical trials. As a founding member, Arnold Palmer Hospital participates in clinical trials through NMTRC in an effort to provide new therapies for children with relapsed neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma.
POETIC Cancer Research
POETIC is an organization of 10 medical centers in North America with a major emphasis on comprehensive cancer care and research. POETIC provides the collaborative and research strength needed to complete intensive phase I and II studies. Each of the institutions is uniquely suited to complete early studies in the pediatric and adolescent age groups. Through POETIC, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Arnold Palmer Hospital has access to the most advanced therapies.
UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health
UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health manages clinical trials that are testing new ways to detect and treat cancer. These studies also work to reduce the side effects of drugs and improve comfort and quality of life for all cancer patients.
For more information on pediatric cancer research involving Arnold Palmer Hospital and UF Health Cancer Center — Orlando Health, contact Emily Owens Pickle, CCRP, at 321.841.8588.
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