The Cancer Center for Kids is the only pediatric cancer program in Nassau County with membership in the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), an international consortium of collaborating hospitals recognized as leaders in the treatment of childhood cancers. One of more than 250 hospitals world-wide whose patients have benefited from the nearly 80 percent pediatric cancer survival rate, the CCFK is integral to COG’s remarkable global effort.
As a collaborative COG partner, we evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments and enroll patients in ongoing studies, ensuring that all Center-treated children benefit from the most recent advances in the treatment of their disease. By providing national research labs with tumor specimens and extraordinarily detailed data from our patients, the CCFK helps further advance the science of cancer treatment so that COG, in turn, can evaluate the efficacy and safety of diverse treatment protocols and ultimately improve the diagnosis and treatment of sick children.
The Center’s responsibilities in the areas of data management and regulatory compliance are substantial and ongoing, implemented by CCFK physicians and nurses who:
- Administer and coordinate research studies
- Disseminate clinical trial information
- Manage protocols to ensure implementation of specific study guidelines and requirements
- Maintain the regulatory integrity of COG protocols to comply with local and national mandates
As a result, our synergistic faculty–who often collaborate with academic institutions around the world–can more accurately translate fundamental discoveries into priceless resources for our patient population.