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Children's Oncology Group (COG)

Brenner Children’s Hospital has over 30 years experience participating in national trials to advance the understanding and treatment of cancer in infants, children and adolescents. We are a founding member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), the largest multi-center pediatric oncology collaborative group in the world.

The mission statement of COG is “To cure and prevent childhood and adolescent cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care.”

Each year children from North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia come to the Children's Cancer Center at Brenner Children’s Hospital to be cared for by our comprehensive health care team. We have a wide variety of medical specialties with the skills needed to diagnose and treat children with cancer using state of the art technologies. Each year significant numbers of our patients are registered on COG protocols that investigate treatment, tumor biology, cancer epidemiology and quality of life issues.

In the early 1950s, less than 10 percent of childhood cancer patients survived. Today, nearly 80 percent of children diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors. This success is due in large part to collaborative multi-institutional trials. As a member hospital of the Children’s Oncology Group we have contributed to these spectacular advances in childhood cancer survival and cure. See