Background and funding

Cancer and its treatment during childhood and adolescence can result in a variety of late health effects in adult life. On the basis of funding resources received from the Danish Strategic Research Council for the period 2010-2014 a large inter-Nordic childhood cancer survivor study is now established.

Reseach areas

In the initial phase of this research initiative priority is given to late effects in terms of :

1. Cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders

2. Endocrine disorders

3. Renal and gastrointestinal disorders.

4. Diabetes Mellitus

Goals

The ultimate goals are to allow for better planning of treatment protocols for childhood cancer patients, with fewer late effects, to contribute to preventive intervention strategies, and to improve the basis for patient counselling.