Thanks to better cancer treatments, more than 80% of children and adolescents in Europe who get cancer will now survive more than 5 years. There are currently over 300,000 survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer across Europe, and this number is growing. But cancer treatments are harsh and there are long-term effects that mean that survivors require closer health monitoring than the average population. There are clinical guidelines that tell healthcare professionals what care is needed, but it’s challenging to put them into practice in routine survivorship care.
PanCareFollowUp is an EU-funded project looking at how to best deliver survivorship care to survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer in Europe. We will: