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Dr. Robert Noll focuses his talk on pediatric oncology and other medical subspecialties in pediatrics. He discusses how to link data to behavioral health services and how the two can be merged.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify social outcomes for children with cancer
  • Review intervention methods
  • Review emotional outcomes for children with cancer during treatment

Reading Resources:

  1. Noll RB, Gartstein MA, Vannatta K, Correll J, Bukowski WM, Davies WH: Social, emotional, and behavioral functioning of children with cancer. Pediatr, 103:71-78, 1999.
  2. Sahler OJ, Fairclough DL, Phipps S, Mulhern RK, Dolgin MJ, Noll RB, Katz ER, Varni JW, Copeland DR, Butler RW: Using problem-solving skills training to reduce negative affectivity in mothers of children with newly diagnosed cancer: Report of a multi-site randomized trial. J Consult Clin Psychol, 73:272-283; 2005.
  3. Sahler OJZ, Dolgin MJ, Phipps S, Fairclough DL, Askins MA, Katz ER, Noll RB, & Butler RW. A multisite randomized clinical trial of Problem-Solving Skills Training compared to non-directive support in mothers of children newly diagnosed with cancer. J Clin Oncol, 31:1329-1335, 2013.
  4. Phipps S, Klosky JL, Long A, Hudson MH, Huang Q, Zhang H, Noll RB. Posttraumatic stress and psychological growth in children with cancer: Has the traumatic impact of cancer been overestimated? J Clin Oncol, 32:641-646, 2014. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2013.49.8212. Epub 2014 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 24449230; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3927732.


Dr. Noll has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: National Cancer Institute; St. Baldrick Foundation; Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/7/2016 | Last Modified On: 6/7/2016 | Expires: 6/7/2017

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