Matthew Hocking Research Program

Led by Matthew C. Hocking, PhD, researchers in the Hocking Research Program are focused on examining the risk and resilience factors associated with the neurodevelopmental outcomes of children and young adults diagnosed with brain tumors, solid tumors and neurofibromatosis. The long-term goal of the work conducted in this program is to enhance functional outcomes and overall quality of life for pediatric cancer survivors and their families. 

Ongoing Research

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.