Pediatric Oncology Neuro Social Lab
Welcome to the PONS (Pediatric Oncology Neuro Social) lab website! Thank you for your interest in understanding and improving psychosocial outcomes in children diagnosed with cancer. In this site you will find information on our current research projects, resources related to pediatric oncology, and upcoming knowledge sharing activities. Please reach out if you have any questions or comments.
Vision & Mission
Our lab is focused on understanding and improving psychosocial outcomes in children diagnosed with cancer.
There are three main themes to the research projects we are currently pursuing:
The use of psychosocial screening measures to better tailor interventions to individual family needs
Understanding social competence strengths and challenges in pediatric brain tumor survivors in order to develop targeted interventions
Supporting the transition of cancer survivors from pediatric to adult healthcare. Our goal is to develop research projects, knowledge-sharing activities, and collaborative relationships that will have a positive impact on pediatric cancer survivor well-being.
Please click on the text for more information regarding our projects.
Knowing more about trust in the interpersonal relationships of pediatric brain tumor survivors is important as it will inform us about whether working on trust in social competence interventions is of interest.
Pediatric brain tumor survivors are at risk of social competence and cognitive functioning challenges that further complicate their transition readiness. Our workshops will be specifically designed to include information and transition skills relevant not only to disease management but also social competence, and cognitive functioning.
Our study aims to find the best method for integrating the Transition Readiness Assessment Questionnaire (TRAQ) into the annual medical follow-up process for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors at Ste-Justine's oncology long-term follow-up clinic. Additionally, we intend to evaluate the effects of this integration.
This study aims to understand the social difficulties that pediatric brain tumor survivors often face through the use of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Tool (ADOS-2) to assess the social behaviors of pediatric brain tumor survivors compared to healthy controls.
This study will evaluate the cognitive functioning of a large group of pediatric brain tumor survivors (PBTS) using both objective and parent-reported assessments. Our goal is to investigate how various medical and socio-demographic factors could contribute to cognitive outcomes in this population.
For Children, Adolescents & Young Adults
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