Although survival from childhood cancer has increased substantially in the last decades, treatments used to achieve cure are known to cause late effects, or health problems that occur months or years after treatment has ended. For this study, we will use the Alberta portion of “The Cancer in Young People in Canada Program” database to investigate late effects among childhood cancer survivors in the province by linking with administrative health databases. In particular, we are interested to know the risks of premature death, second cancers, and hospitalization. We are also interested to learn whether not attending Long Term Survivor Clinics increases the risks of these late effects.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia