Clinical practice guidelines are essential to ensure that childhood and young adult cancer survivors receive health care that addresses their unique health risks. Over the last decade, several groups have worked independently to develop and maintain clinical practice guidelines for this medically vulnerable population. Recognizing the potential benefits of collaboration, the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group was established in 2010 as an endeavor to harmonize clinical practice guidelines for survivors of childhood and young adult cancer. This presentation described the history of the International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group collaboration, the methods used in the harmonization process, and their progress accomplished to date.
Melissa Hudson, MD
Director, Division of Cancer Survivorship
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis