Project News and Updates.

PanCareLIFE at 14th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer

PanCareLIFE was well represented at the 14th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer, hosted by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Arlington, USA on 11-13 June 2015.

  • Poster presentation ‘Quality of clinical practice guidelines for fertility preservation in children with cancer’ by Anna Font-Gonzalez of AMC.
  • Poster presentation ‘The influence of co-medication on platinum-related ototoxicity in long-term survivors of childhood cancer: a descriptive DCOG study’ by Eva Clemens of EMC.
  • Poster presentation ‘Hearing impairment in Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor’ by Dr. Annette Weiss of UNIBE.
  • Poster presentation ‘Male infertility after solid tumour treatment’ by Dr. Jarmila Kruseová of FNM.

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PanCareLIFE at Congress of European ORL-HNS

PanCareLIFE researcher Dr. J. Kruseová of FNM gave a lecture ‘European Project PanCareLIFE – Ototoxicity as a Late Effect of Cancer Treatment’ on 10 June 2015 in Prague, at the Congress of European ORL-HNS,

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May 2015 PanCare Meeting in Dublin

Dr Julianne Byrne, Research Manager of PanCareLIFE presented the work of PanCareLIFE at the 15th PanCare Meeting held in Dublin on the 27 to 29 May 2015. This meeting was attended by researchers, healthcare workers and representatives of survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer from across Europe. PanCareLIFE brochures were circulated and some researchers expressed an interest in getting involved with PanCareLIFE.

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PanCare at IRCCS Giovanni Paolo II

PanCare colleague Prof. Beck, University Erlangen, presented on ‘Psychological Impairments and Late Effects in Children and Adolescents with Cancer’ at IRCCS Giovanni Paolo II, 29 May 2014.




Ototoxicity presentation at 12th Congress of the European Federation of Audiological Societies

Initial findings from retrospective studies of audiological thresholds in children with cranial radiotherapy in combination with platin-based chemotherapy were presented by PanCareLIFE researchers from UKM at the 12th Congress of the European Federation of Audiological Societies, Istanbul, 27-30 May 2015.



PanCare Paper on Survivorship after Childhood Cancer

The PanCare network has been described in a paper published in the European Journal of Cancer. The PanCareLIFE project is presented alongside our sister project, PanCareSurFup. Both projects have arisen from work of the PanCare network and its collaborators.

4th PanCareLIFE General Assembly Meeting

Members of the PanCareLIFE consortium met in Mainz, Germany at the 4th PanCareLIFE General Assembly Meeting, held 18 – 19 May 2015. We discussed our progress to date and made plans for data collection, transfer and harmonization. Work on all the sub-projects (fertility impairment, ototoxicity and quality of life) is well underway.


Upcoming Event: 3rd Congress of European ORL-HNS

PanCareLIFE researcher Jarmila Kruseová will give a lecture (‘European Project Pan Care LIFE – Ototoxicity as a Late Effect of Cancer Treatment’) at the 3rd Congress of European ORL-HNS in Prague. The congress runs from 7 – 11 June 2015. For more details and registration information, visit:

Latest Childhood Cancer International Newsletter Available


The latest newsletter from Childhood Cancer International (formerly ICCCPO) is now available online.

Check it out to read more about events held for International Childhood Cancer Day 2015, the upcoming SIOP meeting in Cape Town and more!

PanCareLIFE and PanCareSurFup partners publish ‘Childhood cancer survivor cohorts in Europe’

A new publication from PanCareLIFE and PanCareSurFup partners about ‘Childhood cancer survivor cohorts in Europe’ has been published in Acta Oncologica.

The paper presents an overview of the current large, national and pan-European studies of late effects after childhood cancer, in particular the EU-funded collaborative research projects PanCareSurFup and PanCareLIFE. The large cohort studies described in the paper aim to provide every European childhood cancer survivor with better care and better long-term health so that they reach their full potential and enjoy the same quality of life and opportunities as their peers, as much as is possible.

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