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Surviving childhood cancer: a systematic review of studies on risk and determinants of adverse socioeconomic outcomes
Frederiksen LE, Mader L, Feychting M, Mogensen H, Madanat-Harjuoja L, Malila N, Tolkkinen A, Hasle H, Winther JF, Erdmann F.
Int J Cancer. 2019 Apr 15;144(8):1796-1823. doi: 10.1002/ijc.31789. Epub 2018 Oct 30.
PMID: 30098012

In this systematic review we included 52 studies assessing various socioeconomic factors for childhood cancer survivors.

We found that childhood cancer survivors are at higher risk of educational difficulties, achieved a lower income level and relied more on social support from the government compared to healthy peers or siblings, whereas our findings for work life only showed higher risk of unemployment among CNS tumor survivors. Our results consistently indicated that CNS tumor survivors, those treated with radiation and children diagnosed in younger ages were at particular risk of facing adverse socioeconomic outcomes. These socioeconomic difficulties may present many years after treatment and have large implications throughout their adult life, highlighting the need for follow-up care interventions, especially for vulnerable groups of survivors, to ensure a good life after childhood cancer.

Life after Childhood Cancer in Nordic Registries – a treasure trove for research
Article by Tor Martin Nilsen
NordForsk Magazine 2018 pg. 16-18

The number of cancer survivors among children and young people in the Nordic region has never been greater, but little is known about the challenges this patient group faces in the aftermath of cancer treatment. Survivors of childhood cancer may experience difficulty concentrating, fatigue or depression due to various late effects from the disease and the treatment, and also have an increased risk for a wide array of other diseases. More knowledge is needed about the impacts of childhood cancer on subsequent education, working life and family life. With the help of Nordic health registries, the NordForsk-funded SALiCCS project is taking steps to learn more.

Posters

Conference 50th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP). Kyoto (Japan). November 2018
Poster Surviving childhood cancer: a systematic review on risk and determinants of socioeconomic outcomes
Frederiksen LE, Mader L, Feychting M, Mogensen H, Madanat-Harjuoja L, Malila N, Tolkkinen A, Hasle H, Winther JF, Erdmann F

Conference 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP). Washington, D.C. (USA), October 2017
Poster Socioeconomic Consequences in Adult Life after Childhood Cancer in Scandinavia: Rational and design of a three Nordic country-wide population-based study
Erdmann F, Mogensen H, Feychting M, Madanat-Harjuoja L, Malila N, Talbäck M, Korhonen L, Pedersen C, Tolkkinen A, Hasle H, Olsen JH, Winther JF

Conference The 17th Acta Oncologica Symposium, the European Cancer Rehabilitation & Survivorship (ECRS). Copenhagen (Denmark). September 2018
Poster Surviving childhood cancer: a systematic review on risk and determinants of socioeconomic outcomes
Frederiksen LE, Mader L, Feychting M, Mogensen H, Madanat-Harjuoja L, Malila N, Tolkkinen A, Hasle H, Winther JF, Erdmann F



Conference 15th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer. Atlanta (USA), June 2017
Poster Socioeconomic Consequences in Adult Life after Childhood Cancer in Scandinavia: Rational and design of a three Nordic country-wide population-based study
Erdmann F, Mogensen H, Feychting M, Madanat-Harjuoja L, Malila N, Talbäck M, Korhonen L, Pedersen C, Tolkkinen A, Hasle H, Olsen JH, Winther JF

Conference The Fifth European Symposium on Late Complications after Childhood Cancer (ESLCCC2016). Copenhagen (Denmark), September 2016
Poster Socioeconomic Consequences in Adult Life after Childhood Cancer in Scandinavia: Rational and design of a three Nordic country-wide population-based study
Erdmann F, Pedersen C, Feychting M, Madanat-Harjuoja L, Malila N, Talbäck M, Korhonen L, Mogensen H, Tolkkinen A, Hjorth L, Hasle H, Olsen JH, Winther JF

Conference NOPHO 2017. Stockholm (Sweden), May 2017
Poster Socioeconomic Consequences in Adult Life after Childhood Cancer in Scandinavia: Rational and design of a three Nordic country-wide population-based study
Mogensen H, Erdmann F, Pedersen C, Feychting M, Madanat-Harjuoja L, Malila N, Talbäck M, Korhonen L, Tolkkinen A, Hjorth L, Hasle H, Olsen JH, Winther JF

Conference NOPHO 2017, Stockholm (Sweden), May 2017
Poster Risky health behaviour related deaths in childhood cancer survivors -A population-based register study from Denmark, Finland, and Sweden (Award for best poster)
Korhonen L, Rantanen M, Bautz A, Erdmann F, Falck-Winther J, Feychting M, Mogensen H, Taskinen M, Madanat-Harjuoja LM

Presentations

Conference Internal seminar at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon (France), February 2019 (Invited oral presentation)
Presentation Socioeconomic life of childhood cancer survivors: What do we know now? And what do we need to know to understand better?
Frederiksen LE

Conference 50th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), Kyoto, Japan, November 2018
Presentation Risky health behavior related deaths in childhood cancer survivors – a population-based register study from Denmark, Finland and Sweden
Korhonen LM, Rantanen M, Bautz A, Erdmann F, Winther JF, Feychting M, Malila N, Mogensen H, Taskinen M, Madanat-Harjuoja L

Conference 50th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), Kyoto, Japan, November 2018
Presentation Income of adult survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer – Findings from the three Nordic country-wide population based SALiCCS study
Tolkkinen A, Madanat-Harjuoja L, Taskinen M, Malila N, Erdmann F, Pitkäniemi J

Conference Onkologisk Klinik Department of Oncology), Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen (Denmark), February 2018
Presentation Surviving childhood cancer: What are the risk and determinants of adverse socioeconomic outcomes? A systematic review. PhD symposium (Award for best oral presentation)
Frederiksen LE, Mader L, Winther JF, Erdmann, F

Conference Folkesundhedsdage 2018, Nyborg, Denmark (national public health conference), September 2018
Presentation Surviving childhood cancer: a systematic review on risk and determinants of socioeconomic outcomes (Award for best ph.d. presentation)
Frederiksen LE, Mader L, Feychting M, Mogensen H, Madanat-Harjuoja L, Malila N, Tolkkinen A, Hasle H, Winther JF, Erdmann F

Conference Internal seminar at the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda (USA), October 2017 (Invited oral presentation)
Presentation Socioeconomic Consequences in Adult Life after Childhood Cancer in Scandinavia (SALiCCS) – A three Nordic country-wide research programme 
Erdmann, F

Conference Internal seminar at the Federal Research Centre of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology named after Dmitry Rogachev. Moscow (Russia), February 2017 (invited oral presentation)
Presentation Socioeconomic Consequences in Adult Life after Childhood Cancer in Scandinavia – the SALiCCS research programme
Erdmann, F

Conference NordicEpi conference, Lund (Sweden), September 2017
Presentation Gathering, pooling and harmonizing Nordic registry data: Experience from the three Nordic country-wide research programme on Socioeconomic Consequences in Adult Life after Childhood Cancer in Scandinavia (SALiCCS)
Erdmann, F

Interviews

Frederiksen LE. International Agency for Research on Cancer. International Childhood Cancer Day 2019. Line Elmerdahl Frederiksen presents her work on the socioeconomic life of childhood cancer survivors. 

Video interview available here