Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for Patients

Patients may be eligible for the study if:

  1. Children who are either receiving treatment for a childhood cancer or are receiving a a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Central nervous system tumors (malignant or non-malignant) are consider childhood cancer.
  2. Ages 5 to 24 years old.
  3. Be receiving hospital-based treatment (inpatient or outpatient) so that acupressure treatments can be delivered and parents can be trained and monitored.
  4. Availability and willingness of a parent or caregiver to deliver acupressure for ages 5-17. For young adults ages 18-24 participation of a parent, close friend or family member/caregiver is preferred but not required.
  5. English or Spanish speaking.
  6. Receiving treatment at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients are not eligible for the study when the child/young adult meets the above criteria, but their treating oncologist, health care provider, or a study investigator advises against study participation for physical health, mental health (parent or child) or logistical reasons.



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