Presentation Description: As the number of survivors and their length of long term follow-up after stem cell transplantation continue to increase, they continue to be faced with challenges and health concerns as adults that were not readily apparent as children. This presentation focused on new and emerging aspects of long term survivorship after stem cell transplantation in childhood, including the increased risk of typical adult onset chronic disease (cardiovascular disease and diabetes), second cancers, and the long term impact of graft vs. host disease. The presentation also covered future directions in survivorship research that may help us to better understand the variability seen in long term patient outcomes after stem cell transplantation.
K. Scott Baker, MD, MS
Professor and Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington