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76 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 (ancer Wz tch duPont accepted as children's oncolc00gy transplant center The Division of Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation (BBMT) at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was accept- ed as a Children's Oncology Group Transplant Center for Autologous and Allogeneic trans- plants and as a Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (PBSC) CollectionlTransfusion Center. The Children's Oncology Group (COG)is a National Cancer Institute-supported clini- cal trials cooperative gro.. up devot- ed exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. COG develops and coordinates cancer clinical trials conducted at the 238-member institutions, which include cancer centers of all major universities and teach- ing hospitals throughout the United States and Canada, as well as sites in Europe and Australia. COG members include more than 5,000 cancer researchers dedicat- ed to saving the lives of children with cancer. All patients entering COG stud- ies at member institutions are reg- istered through a new web-based remote data entry system, through which patient responses to thera- py are centrally collected, moni- tored and analyzed. This system helps develop and manage studies more efficiently, which leads tO faster scientific progress, quicker dissemination of study results, and ultimately, more young lives saved. Through the COG network of member institutions, children with cancer - regardless of where- they live - get the same access to state-of-the art therapies and col- lective expertise, of .world- renowned specialists. "As a COG member institution, duPont Hospital is able to partici- pate in important clinical research on childhood cancers, while pro- viding families with access to the best treatment protocols available for their child," said Dr. Michael E. Trigg, chief of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children BBMT and pediatrics professor at Jefferson Medical College. To be a" membe of COG, insti- tutions must fulfill stringent com- petence, commitment and compli- ance criteria. All COG institu- tions offer, comprehensive multi- disciplinary childhood cancer treatment services, as reuired by the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. BBMT Unit offers help BBMT: performs .stem-cell transplants for patients previously I will be served. For details, call 645-3770. Cancer Buddies meets May 14 Cancer Buddies support group will meet at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, in the Tunnell Cancer Center Conference Room. This support group is tor cancer survivors and caretakers. Guests are encouraged, and refreshments Beebe offers free skin cancer screening Beebe Medical Center will offer a free skin cancer screening from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, and Thursday, May 29, at Tunnell Cancer Center. Those wondering about suspicious spots on their "bodies may have them checked. Registration is required by calling 645-3171. 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Since most of the children under- going stem-cell transplants will be in the hospital from one to three months, the unit's staff rec- ognizes that comfort, stimulation and emotional support are all important aspects of recovery from transplantation. Parents, siblings, and other rel- atives are encouraged to visit patients on the unit. In addition, there is a play area for children and families are encouraged to prepare meals together in th unit's kitchen. Since many patients experience muscle weakness after a trans- plant, children on the unit have access to an exercise room as well as physical and occupational ther- apy. Child-life therapists provide age-appropriate recreational activities. Certified teachers offer academic instruction for children either at the bedside or in the unit's classroom. The unit is equipped with several computers and laptop hookups are available in every patient room. 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