Children's Oncology Group's 2013 blueprint for research: Radiation oncology

Thomas E. Merchant*, David Hodgson, Nadia N.I. Laack, Suzanne Wolden, Danny J. Indelicato, John A. Kalapurakal

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Radiation therapy (RT) is used to treat children with CNS tumors, solid tumors or Hodgkin lymphoma. Pediatric radiation oncologists have provided critical input into the development and implementation of concepts for clinical trials to further define the modality's role and test newer methods to reduce side effects or intensify therapy. The quality of pediatric oncology clinical trials that include radiation therapy is linked to the quality of guidelines. Radiation oncology is an adult medical specialty; thus, pediatric radiation oncologists are uniquely positioned to work with adult cancer investigators in the reorganized US National Cancer Institute Clinic Trials Network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1037-1043
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2013


  • Pediatric radiation oncologists
  • Radiation oncology
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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