Children's Oncology Group (COG) nutrition committee

Paul C. Rogers, Steven J. Melnick, Elena J. Ladas, Jacqueline Halton, Jacques Baillargeon, Nancy Sacks

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Abstract

The Children's Oncology Group (COG) Nutrition Committee was established to further the knowledge of nutrition in children with cancer by education and the conduct of clinical trials. A survey of COG institutions revealed lack of conformity in evaluation and categorization of nutritional status, and criteria for nutritional intervention. The Committee subsequently established specific categories of malnutrition (Underweight and Overweight) based on ideal body weight or body mass index. An algorithm was developed as a guideline for nutritional intervention as well as references and resources for determining estimated needs. The Committee embarked on concepts for clinical trials of nutritional interventions. The first pilot study, evaluating the feasibility of using an immunoneutraceutical precursor for glutathione production, has been completed. This study showed weight gain and improvement in glutathione status. A pilot trial of proactive enteral feeding for patients at high risk of malnutrition has commenced. The Committee believes that nutrition is relevant to all aspects of cancer control. The paucity of nutritional investigation in children with cancer needs to be rectified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-450
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Volume50
Issue number2 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Malnutrition
Glutathione
Clinical Trials
Ideal Body Weight
Neoplasms
Thinness
Enteral Nutrition
Nutritional Status
Weight Gain
Body Mass Index
Guidelines
Education
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Children
  • Nutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology

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Rogers, P. C., Melnick, S. J., Ladas, E. J., Halton, J., Baillargeon, J., & Sacks, N. (2008). Children's Oncology Group (COG) nutrition committee. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 50(2 SUPPL.), 447-450. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.21414

Children's Oncology Group (COG) nutrition committee. / Rogers, Paul C.; Melnick, Steven J.; Ladas, Elena J.; Halton, Jacqueline; Baillargeon, Jacques; Sacks, Nancy.

In: Pediatric Blood and Cancer, Vol. 50, No. 2 SUPPL., 02.2008, p. 447-450.

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Rogers, PC, Melnick, SJ, Ladas, EJ, Halton, J, Baillargeon, J & Sacks, N 2008, 'Children's Oncology Group (COG) nutrition committee', Pediatric Blood and Cancer, vol. 50, no. 2 SUPPL., pp. 447-450. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.21414
Rogers PC, Melnick SJ, Ladas EJ, Halton J, Baillargeon J, Sacks N. Children's Oncology Group (COG) nutrition committee. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2008 Feb;50(2 SUPPL.):447-450. https://doi.org/10.1002/pbc.21414
Rogers, Paul C. ; Melnick, Steven J. ; Ladas, Elena J. ; Halton, Jacqueline ; Baillargeon, Jacques ; Sacks, Nancy. / Children's Oncology Group (COG) nutrition committee. In: Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2008 ; Vol. 50, No. 2 SUPPL. pp. 447-450.
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