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Development and Implementation of Survivorship Tools to Enable Medical Follow-Up After Childhood Cancer Treatment in Southern Sweden

Petersson-Ahrholt, Magnus; Wiebe, Thomas LU ; Hjorth, Lars LU ; Relander, Thomas LU and Linge, Helena M LU (2019) In JCO clinical cancer informatics 3. p.1-6
Abstract

PURPOSE: Survival rates after childhood cancer have increased from 20% to 80% since the 1970s. The increased number of survivors emphasizes the importance of late effects and their monitoring. Late effects may have a strong impact on quality of life in survivors. The purpose of this study was to make key data in a quality registry available for direct clinical use, enabling health care professionals to perform efficient and appropriate long-term medical follow-up after childhood cancer treatment.

METHODS: The population-based quality registry upon which this study is centered contains data on all individuals diagnosed with childhood cancer (diagnosed at 18 years of age or younger) in southern Sweden since January 1, 1970, and... (More)

PURPOSE: Survival rates after childhood cancer have increased from 20% to 80% since the 1970s. The increased number of survivors emphasizes the importance of late effects and their monitoring. Late effects may have a strong impact on quality of life in survivors. The purpose of this study was to make key data in a quality registry available for direct clinical use, enabling health care professionals to perform efficient and appropriate long-term medical follow-up after childhood cancer treatment.

METHODS: The population-based quality registry upon which this study is centered contains data on all individuals diagnosed with childhood cancer (diagnosed at 18 years of age or younger) in southern Sweden since January 1, 1970, and treatment data on 5-year survivors. Web tools, which were developed and implemented in a health care setting, generate a personalized treatment summary for each patient and enable risk group stratification of survivors.

RESULTS: Generation of a personalized treatment summary and risk group stratification of survivors led to identification of women at risk for developing breast cancer as a consequence of childhood cancer treatment. Three novel cases of previously undiagnosed breast cancer were identified.

CONCLUSION: The registry, together with the developed tools, enabled health care professionals to perform medical follow-up in this at-risk patient population.

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  author       = {Petersson-Ahrholt, Magnus and Wiebe, Thomas and Hjorth, Lars and Relander, Thomas and Linge, Helena M},
  issn         = {2473-4276},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--6},
  series       = {JCO clinical cancer informatics},
  title        = {Development and Implementation of Survivorship Tools to Enable Medical Follow-Up After Childhood Cancer Treatment in Southern Sweden},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/CCI.18.00130},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2019},
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