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Title: Risks of adverse health and social outcomes among childhood cancer survivors
Author: Guha, Joyeeta
ISNI:       0000 0004 5917 4179
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2016
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As a result of improvement in survival after childhood cancer, there are now increasing numbers of long-term survivors of childhood cancer living in the United Kingdom and across Europe. Specific groups of these childhood cancer survivors experience substantial excess risks of adverse health and social outcomes. Using the population-based British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (BCCSS) the following areas were investigated: (I) The proportion of survivors on regular long-term hospital follow-up using risk stratification levels of care developed by the BCCSS in partnership with the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative. (2) The risks of adverse health and social outcomes using record-linkage and a self-reported questionnaire to assess which survivors of central nervous system tumours were at excess risk compared to the general population. (3) The risk of hospitalisation due to cerebrovascular conditions among childhood cancer survivors by electronic record linkage with Hospital Episode Statistics. Using the European PanCareSurFup cohort, the excess risks of genitourinary subsequent primary neoplasms were investigated among five-year survivors of childhood cancer. This thesis quantifies the risks experienced by childhood cancer survivors in four areas and provides an evidence-base for risk stratification by healthcare professionals caring for survivors.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-Up Studies - PanCareSurFup
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)