What's new in the childhood cancer registry?

12 European countries have joined forces to investigate the late effects of childhood cancer

Former childhood cancer patients have an increased risk of various late complications such as heart problems or secondary tumors.

12 European countries (pan-European PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-Up Studies; PanCareSurFup) have joined forces to collect and evaluate data on the late effects of childhood cancer. In total, data were collected from 115 596 patients diagnosed with childhood cancer between 1940 and 2011, of whom 83 333 survived.

The authors describe in their work how the data were collected and analysed. Results of the analysis are described in later publications.

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