Risks of adverse health and social outcomes among childhood cancer survivors

Guha, Joyeeta (2016). Risks of adverse health and social outcomes among childhood cancer survivors. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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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.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Medical & Dental Sciences
School or Department: Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
Funders: European Commission
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/6612


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