Föreläsningar och seminarier Pediatric Oncology seminar
Speakers: Bianca Tesi and Hanna Mogensen
Title: ChiCaP: a study on childhood cancer predisposition
Summary: Bianca Tesi from the Department of Clinical Genetics Karolinska University Hospital will present the preliminary data from the ChiCaP study, a national prospective study about childhood cancer predisposition (PI: Professor Ann Nordgren) which is being performed as part of the Genomic Medicine Sweden initiative for pediatric cancer. Bianca, on behalf of the ChiCap team, will give an introduction to the field of childhood cancer predisposition and present the preliminary results from the first 105 patients analysed.
Title: Social factors and childhood cancer- what can we learn from large-scale register-based research?
Summary: Social inequalities in childhood cancer survival have been observed across the world, also within high income countries. Moreover, survivors of childhood cancer may face negative socioeconomic consequences in their adult life. Swedish and Nordic national population and health registers provide a unique possibility of investigating these issues limiting methodological problems from for example low participation rates and loss to follow-up. We have utilized these recourses and assessed social differences in childhood cancer survival in Sweden, as well as socioeconomic consequences among childhood cancer survivors in three Nordic countries (the SALiCCS cohort).