Matthew Hocking Research Program

Led by Matthew C. Hocking, PhD, the mission of the Hocking Research Program is to better understand the neurodevelopmental consequences of having survived childhood cancer or having neurofibromatosis type 1, to identify those who are most at risk for poor outcomes, and to intervene in some way in order to improve quality of life.

Selected Publications

Family functioning mediates the association between neurocognitive functioning and health-related quality of life in young adult survivors of childhood brain tumors. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2015 Mar;4(1):18-25.
Hocking MC, Hobbie WL, Deatrick JA, Hardie TL, Barakat LP.

Why mothers accompany adolescent and young adult childhood cancer survivors to follow-up clinic visits. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2014 Jan-Feb;31(1):51-7.
Doshi K, Kazak AE, Hocking MC, DeRosa BW, Schwartz LA, Hobbie WL, Ginsberg JP, Deatrick JA.

Parent perspectives on family-based psychosocial interventions in pediatric cancer: a mixed-methods approach. Support Care Cancer. 2014 May;22(5):1287-94.
Hocking MC, Kazak AE, Schneider S, Barkman D, Barakat L, Deatrick JA.