Grant ID PP130070
Awarded On November 22, 2013
Title A Novel Online Patient-Centered Decision Support Service to Empower Childhood Cancer Survivors in Managing Screening and Prevention of Late Effects of Treatment
Program Prevention
Award Mechanism Evidence-Based Prevention Programs and Services
Institution/Organization Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator/Program Director David Poplack
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $1,499,929
Lay Summary

Need: This project addresses the health challenges confronted by an estimated 30,000 Texas childhood cancer survivors (CCS) who face uncertain futures due to inadequacies in health care systems. Children who survive cancer face challenges as they age. Because of their exposure to chemotherapeutic, radiation, surgery, or other treatments, these Texas survivors, many now well into adulthood, will experience late effects or health problems directly related to the cancer treatment received. These disorders affect vital systems (e.g. cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurological systems), can be severe, and in some cases life threatening.

Although exposure-based screening/preventive guidelines are avai...

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