Research means doing a study in order to learn something new or answer a question, then sharing the answers with others. Clinical research refers to studies on human patients. Pediatric blood and cancer specialists have relied on clinical research to make great advances in treatment and quality of life after therapy is over. Without families willing to participate in research studies, it would be impossible to answer key questions about how to best treat children with cancer and blood disorders.
New research studies build on the results of past research studies and current treatments. Research studies are the building blocks of medical breakthroughs and cures.
Research can help to improve the health, medical care and quality of people’s lives. Taking part in clinical research is always voluntary. Your child does not have to take part in a clinical research study to be treated at the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Your choice will not affect how the Aflac Cancer Center staff feels about or treats you or your child. Your child will still get the same quality of care.
Find a Clinical Trial
|Visit our new online clinical trials database.
This tools allows you to easily search and view our open clinical trials. Here you will find a brief summary of each trial, objectives and eligibility criteria.
Current grant-funded research underway at the Aflac Cancer Center Survivorship Program includes:
- Education and health promotion for survivors of childhood cancer
- Agency for Health Care Research and Quality: this project built SurvivorLink, an IT system designed to support pediatric cancer survivor care throughout Georgia and provide educational materials to improve awareness of survivorship issues and best practices in survivor care.
- Lance Armstrong Foundation: this project aims to increase awareness and knowledge in Georgia's healthcare professionals of the need for specialized, life-long follow-up care of childhood cancer survivors through two educational venues.
- Dudley Moore Nursing and Allied Health Research Fund: this grant will evaluate the education given to new childhood cancer survivors by identifying areas where there is a lack of knowledge and recognize topics that need further education and emphasis among cancer survivors.
- Health status and quality of life among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
- Emory Seed Grant: this grant established the Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivor (CAYACS) study that developed an ethically diverse, prospective cohort of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors.
- Lance Armstong Foundation Community Participatory Research Grant: this grant established a community partnership between Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, CSP and several community groups to identify and contact more than 1,300 adolescent and young adult cancer survivors, including those lost to long-term follow-up.
- Specific issues in cancer survivors
- Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) - NCI funded: phase I study
- Lance Armstrong Foundation Grant: testicular and sexual dysfunction in adult survivors of childhood cancer
More information about pediatric research at the Aflac Cancer Center.