Life-altering late effects and their management in survivors of childhood malignancy


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Rod Skinner1,2
1Great North Children’s Hospital, Newcastle, UK, 2Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, UK

Abstract

The aim of this session is to describe some of the most severe and/or life-changing toxicities that may occur in survivors of childhood malignancy. It will include:

  • Epidemiological research that has informed efforts to improve care of survivors and reduce frequency of late mortality.
  • Laboratory and clinical research/technological advances to improve the management of fertility impairment in female survivors.
  • An overview of survivorship issues in general, with particular emphasis on how survivors lives are changed.