This is a chronological listing of grants held by this department, with the most recent listed first. New grants appear in this list weekly and contribute related to the department's Research Profile. The source of grants for this application comes directly from your institution.
Children's Oncology Group Chair's Grant
Stuart Gold3/1/2006 - 2/28/2007
|Sponsoring Organization:||National Childhood Cancer Foundation|
|Awarding Organization Is:||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
Stuart H Gold (Lead Principal Investigator)
The major objective of the Children's Oncology Group (COG) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill is to improve the outcome for children with cancer. This objective is achieved by : 1) Providing children with cancer the opportunity to benefit from participation in COG protocols; 2) Providing patients for COG research protocols; 3) Providing biologic specimens from patients for these research protocols; 4) providing accurate patient data for analysis of results; 5) Collaborating in the development of new COG studies; 6) Developing and testing new ideas with local research projects. The North Carolina Children's Hospital is a pediatric referral center for North Carolina and serves the Department of Pediatrics for the UNC School of Medicine. The care of oncology patients is conducted on an integrated pediatric floor, on a COG-approved bone marrow transplant (BMT) unit in an adjacent part of the hospital, and in our outpatient clinic in an adjacent building. Our multi-disciplinary pediatric oncology/BMT team includes seven pediatric oncologists; a pediatric radiation oncologist, three general, two neuro-and one orthopedic surgeon; one pediatric pathologists; three heamtopathologists; three diagnostic radiologists; a cytogeneticist; and epidermiologist; and support team (nurses, data managers, tumor registrar, social worker) in the setting of a tertiary care pediatric facility and cancer center. Our patient base has remained constant over the past five years and accrual to COG protocols has reflected availability of opens studies.