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Project Snapshot – Predicting Infectious ComplicatioNs In Children with Cancer (PICNICC)

Site enrolment:

The PICNICC study achieved target recruitment 31/01/2018 and has now closed to accrual, with 854 Febrile Neutropenia (FN) episodes captured in our database.

Recruitment stats:

  • >2139 screened for PICNICC FN eligibility
  • 854 enrolled for Objective 1 – Febrile Neutropenia Episode Audit
  • 35 complete (Day 1 and Day 2) bloods samples, with an additional 84 Day 1 only samples, Objective 2 – LCCH and RCH ONLY
  • 221 contributions to Objective 3 – Quality of Life Surveys

No significant issues with processes, eCRF, or site recruitment.

Sites involved:

  • RCH, Melbourne – 378 recruited (commenced October 2016)
  • JHCH, Newcastle – 41 recruited (commenced November 2016)
  • LCCH, Brisbane – 172 recruited (commenced March 2017)
  • MCH, Melbourne – 47 recruited (commenced May 2017)
  • SCHN, Randwick – 65 recruited (commenced May 2017)
  • WCHN, Adelaide – 69 recruited (commenced June 2017)
  • SCHN, Westmead – 53 recruited (commenced September 2017)
  • PMH, Perth – 29 recruited (commenced September 2017)

News:

The rate of recruitment exceeded our expectations and we are very pleased to have achieved our target sample size for PICNICC Objective 1 ahead of schedule. Pilot analysis of Objective 2 blood sampling is due to take place in February/March 2018. Data cleaning is well underway nationally and we aim to start analysing results from the study in March/April.

We have a very thorough eCRF and if anyone is interested in exploring a specific area of fever and neutropenia please do not hesitate to contact zoe.allaway@rch.org.au, or gabrielle.hauesler@petermac.org to discuss further. Thank you to all those involved in the PICNICC study for your hard work and enthusiasm!

….. Next month we feature Asthma Retrospective.