Pediatric Oncology Group
The Pediatric Oncology Group (POG) was a U.S. and Canadian
clinical trialcooperative group created with the mission of studying childhood cancers. It was formed by the merger of the pediatric divisions of two other cooperative groups, the Southwest Oncology Group(SWOG) and the CALGB. In 2000, POG merged with several other pediatric cooperative groups to form the Children's Oncology Group(COG). This merger has seen its fair share of problems, especially with regard to integrating the various databases associated with each individual cooperative group. One such initiative to consolidate these databases involves caBIGor the cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid, which is guided and supported by the National Cancer Institute(NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland.
The Pediatric Oncology Group used to have all of its protocol driven cases reviewed at the
Quality Assurance Review Center(QARC). As formerly mandated by the National Cancer Institute(NCI), every radiotherapydepartment participating in a POG study used to have to submit their data to QARC for review. QARC is located in Providence, Rhode Islandand reviews thousands of cases per year. The center was founded in 1977as a not-for-profit healthcare organization designed initially to provide quality assurance for CALGBstudies. Radiotherapy data from around one-thousand hospitalsin both the United Statesand abroad is reviewed and archived at QARC.
Another center for quality assurance is the
Radiological Physics Center(RPC) in Houston, Texas. The primary responsibility of the RPC is to assure the National Cancer Institute(NCI) and its former cooperative group POG that all participating institutions were following the guidelines set-forth for the physics-related aspects of radiotherapy. Established in 1968, the RPC has consistently received funding from the NCI in order to perform the aforementioned mission.
* [http://www.pogo.ca Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario] - A childhood cancer research group
* [http://www.cabig.cancer.gov/ caBIG]
* [http://www.cancer.gov/ National Cancer Institute]
* [http://www.nih.gov/ National Institutes of Health]
* [http://www.qarc.org/ Quality Assurance Review Center]
* [http://www.rpc.mdanderson/ Radiological Physics Center]
* [http://spnl.stanford.edu/disorders/pediatric_cancer.htm Stanford: learning problems in children with cancer]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Southwest Oncology Group — The Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored organization that conducts clinical trials in adult cancers. SWOG was created by the NCI in 1956, and its was headquartered in Houston, Texas. At first it was… … Wikipedia
Children's Oncology Group — The Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported clinical trials group, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. The COG unites more than 7,500 experts in … Wikipedia
National Wilms Tumor Study Group — The National Wilms Tumor Study Group (NWTS) is a cancer research cooperative group in the United States formed to study a type of kidney tumor that affects children called Wilms tumor. In 2001, NWTS merged with several other pediatric oncology… … Wikipedia
Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology — is a peer reviewed journal for oncologists. The journal was renamed from Nature Clinical Practice Oncology in April 2009. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology is one of eight Clinical Review journals published by the Nature Publishing Group. It… … Wikipedia
Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group — The Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study Group (IRS) was a U.S. and Canadian clinical trial cooperative group created with the mission of studying childhood cancers. In 2000, IRS merged with several other pediatric cooperative groups to form the… … Wikipedia
Children's Cancer Study Group — The Children s Cancer Study Group (CCG) was a U.S. and Canadian clinical trial cooperative group created with the mission of studying childhood cancers. The CCG was originally known as Cancer and Leukemia Group A (CALGA) when it was associated… … Wikipedia
POG — pediatric oncology group; polymyositis ossificans generalisata … Medical dictionary
POG — • pediatric oncology group; • polymyositis ossificans generalisata … Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations
Neuroblastoma — Neuroblastoma, NOS Classification and external resources microscopic view of a typical neuroblastoma with rosette formation ICD 10 C … Wikipedia
Teratoma — Classification and external resources Micrograph of a teratoma showing tissue from all three germ layers: mesoderm (immature cartilage left upper corner of image), endoderm (gastrointestinal glands cente … Wikipedia