G9 Center of Excellence Criteria

  • Member in good standing of the National Cancer Institute supported Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
  • Board certified pediatric oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, cardiologists, intensivists, and emergency medicine personnel with expertise in the care of patients with the spectrum of pediatric cancer
  • Dedicated advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants) with expertise in the care of pediatric cancer patients
  • Nurses and pharmacists certified in the preparation and administration of chemotherapy
  • Psychologists, child life specialists, teachers, and neuropsychologists with expertise in the care of pediatric cancer patients
  • Multi-disciplinary care model
  • Family-oriented care model
  • Full continuum of care for pediatric cancer patients – newly diagnosed patients, relapsed patients, survivors, and end-of-life care
  • Established program in developmental therapeutics including phase 1 or 2 clinical trials for children with cancer
  • Basic or translational science programs focused on the study of pediatric cancers
  • Institutional commitment to the pediatric cancer program