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

The specific aims of the SALiCCS research program is to:

  1. study hospital contacts for all types of mental disorders in childhood cancer survivors (Part I)
  2. investigate how survivors of childhood cancer manage the transition from childhood into adulthood by determining the following socioeconomic achievements and family circumstances: leaving home, cohabitation, founding a family as well as education, income and employment attainment (Part II)
  3. examine the socioeconomic burden of childhood cancer and treatment on survivors by determining social security benefits, such as unemployment benefits, social assistance, sickness allowance, disability pension and rehabilitation benefits. (Part III)