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ISPM participates in PanCareSurFup

Researchers from the ISPM (PD Dr. med. Claudia Kuehni, Dr. phil. Gisela Michel) are participating in an international collaborative project funded by the 7th Framework Programme. The aim is to build a European cohort of childhood cancer survivors, to study late outcomes and to provide guidelines for follow-up.

Childhood cancer survivors, though being 'cured' of cancer, often experience late physical and psychological effects secondary to their cancer or its treatment. To accelerate the search for new successful treatments and improve the quality of life after cancer, 16 research institutes from 11 European countries have decided to join forces and launch a groundbreaking study funded by the EU.

The ISPM Bern is one of the participants in the The PanCareSurFup project ('Pancare childhood and adolescent cancer survivor care and follow-up studies'). This project has received almost 6 million EUR under the Health Theme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and will be running from February 2011 to January 2016. The kick-off meeting was on 2-3 February in Lund, Sweden.

PanCareSurFup will, through cooperation with existing registries and databases, collect data on the risks of complications of cancer treatments to create a retrospective European cohort. Using this cohort research will centre on cardiac toxicity, second cancers and late mortality, with service projects based on a study of models of follow-up and transition to adult care. PanCareSurFup will describe risks of complications of treatment received. Risk prediction and guidelines for care and education will be based on this research and existing evidence, and will be tailored for each country. The expected benefit is to provide every European childhood cancer survivor with better access to care and better long-term health.

Link zu PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-up Studies

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