Second Malignancies – Biology and Prevention Strategies

Presentation Description: This presentation focused on the clinical data that support interventions in survivor care which might impact favorably upon early detection or prevention of secondary malignancies.  After a brief review of that data regarding the risks of specific types of cancers in survivors of childhood cancer and the associated risk factors for these cancers, this presentation reviewed available information that might drive clinical prevention or screening interventions.  Recent advances in the understanding of oncogenesis that may define our thinking about cancer prevention in survivors were also discussed.


Lisa Diller, MD
Pediatric Oncologist
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer Center
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School, Boston

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