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Pediatric and Adolescent Solid Tumor Steering Committee

The Pediatric and Adolescent Solid Tumor Steering Committee (PASTSC) was established in 2011. PASTSC members include representatives from the Children's Oncology Group, pediatric and medical oncologists and other specialists, translational scientists, biostatisticians, patient advocates, and NCI staff.

Mission Statement

The PASTSC works to promote the best clinical and translational science in the study of the extracranial solid tumors of children and youth by critically reviewing submitted phase II and phase III concepts for their rationale, design and priority. Concepts in brain and other central nervous system tumors are reviewed by the Brain Malignancies Steering Committee.

Roster of Pediatric and Adolescent Solid Tumor Steering Committee (PASTSC) members
Mark Bernstein, M.D., - Chair; Katherine Matthay, M.D. - Vice-Chair

Clinical Trials Planning Meetings (CTPMs)

The Goal of CTPMs is to:

  • identify strategic directions for clinical trials in a specific field
    • reach consensus on the most important clinical trials to conduct;
    • identify portfolio gaps and emerging scientific opportunities;
    • identify innovative trial design opportunities;
  • facilitate innovation and collaboration among the broad oncology community active in the specific cancer under study

List of Clinical Trial Planning Meetings (CTPM) Executive Summaries and Publications


To search all active clinical trials, go to:

PASTSC Relevant Publications

CCCT Contact: Wolf Lindwasser, Ph.D.