Adults treated for cancer during childhood are at risk for chronic health problems that increase in prevalence with aging and predispose to premature mortality. Systematic risk-based surveillance provides opportunities for early detection and intervention that may preserve health and quality of survival. This presentation described the study design and methods of the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study, research findings derived from cohort investigations, and their implications for clinical care and future research targets.
Melissa Hudson, MD
Director, Division of Cancer Survivorship
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis