Survive and Thrive: Addressing the Late Effects of Pediatric Cancer
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Joy Fulbright, MD
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As pediatric cancer survival rates continue to improve, we are now faced with a new challenge --transitioning care to adult providers and managing the long-term effects of cancer and cancer treatment, which often includes endocrine and cardiac related problems.
There are currently very few adult-based follow-up or survivor clinics.
Children’s Mercy, in partnership with the Midwest Cancer Alliance and the University of Kansas Cancer Center, has developed a Transition Clinic to evaluate the needs of this patient population, track patients and adherence to follow-up guidelines, and improve long-term outcomes.
Joy Fulbright, MD is here to discuss the need for this type of program, and discuss the types of issues pediatric cancer survivors face as they transition to adult care and to talk about the work Children’s Mercy is doing in the areas of cardiotoxicity research; endocrine disorders in cancer survivors, study participation and interventional studies.
Smith, Michael and Fulbright, Joy M., "Survive and Thrive: Addressing the Late Effects of Pediatric Cancer" (2015). Transformational Pediatrics Podcast. 9.