As the population of childhood cancer survivors is increasing continuously with survival rates exceeding 80% nowadays, awareness of the risk of late-effects is important.
Whereas a large body of evidence exists on somatic late effects in survivors, little is known about how a childhood cancer diagnosis and its treatment may affect the transition from childhood into adulthood with regard to socioeconomic circumstances, such as education, employment, need of social security benefits, partnership and cohabitation or founding a family.


The socioeconomic consequences in Adult Life after Childhood Cancer in Scandinavia (SALiCCS) research program is a large cross-national population-based cohort study of five-year survivors of childhood cancer from Denmark, Sweden and Finland.


The overall objective of the SALiCCS research program is to investigate socioeconomic circumstances and family factors in long-term survivors after childhood cancer, considering also the somatic and psychiatric disease burden of the survivors.


Data-linkage between various population-based registries from Denmark, Sweden and Finland enables a unique possibility to conduct the largest population-based and most comprehensive study on socioeconomic circumstances in long-term survivors of childhood cancer.

What for?

Our findings will substantially enrich the understanding of the potential difficulties survivors of childhood cancer may encounter integrating into society, and may be basis for development of future interventions targeting vulnerable groups of survivors. Identification of survivors with the highest socioeconomic burden is urgently needed in order to support these groups through critical phases in life.