Prediction of Ischemic Heart Disease and Stroke in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

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02/26/2018 - 16:30
Chow EJ, Chen Y, Hudson MM, Feijen EAM, Kremer LC, Border WL, Green DM, Meacham LR, Mulrooney DA, Ness KK, Oeffinger KC, Ronckers CM, Sklar CA, Stovall M, van der Pal HJ, van Dijk IWEM, van Leeuwen FE, Weathers RE, Robison L. January 2018

More than 13,000 participants in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study were observed through age 50 for the development of ischemic heart disease and stroke, and 4,000 of their siblings, who also participate in the study, established a baseline population risk. The resulting Cardiovascular Risk Calculator is an online tool with which survivors and their healthcare providers can estimate an individual’s risk for heart disease and stroke. Awareness of risk levels can help inform screening strategies and lifestyle changes to protect survivors’ health. HCC is helping the study team maximize participant engagement and response to follow-up surveys for this important longitudinal cohort. Read more about HCC’s work with the study.