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Transition guidelines: An important step in the future care for childhood cancer survivors. A comprehensive definition as groundwork

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Roderick Skinner, Dr Laurent Kremer, Dr Morven Brown

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Abstract

Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are essential to ensure that childhood cancer survivors at risk of chronic health conditions receive effective long-term follow-up care. However, adult survivors of childhood cancer are not always engaged in recommended health promotion and follow-up practices, as many centres do not have a formal transition programme that prepares survivors and their families for successful transfer from child-centred to adult-oriented healthcare. The need for a specific pan-European guideline for the transition of care for childhood cancer survivors has been recognised. The first step is to define the concept of transition of care for survivors of childhood cancer based on existing evidence. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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Author(s): Mulder RL, van der Pal HJH, Levitt GA, Skinner R, Kremer LCM, Brown MC, Bardi E, Windsor R, Michel G, Frey E

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: European Journal of Cancer

Year: 2016

Volume: 54

Pages: 64-68

Print publication date: 01/02/2016

Online publication date: 28/12/2015

Acceptance date: 08/10/2015

ISSN (print): 0959-8049

ISSN (electronic): 1879-0852

Publisher: Elsevier

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejca.2015.10.007

DOI: 10.1016/j.ejca.2015.10.007


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