Project News and Updates.

PanCareLIFE to GPOH and German RISK Group, Hannover

PanCareLIFE researcher Dr. AG Calaminus from UKM presented PanCareLIFE at the GPOH Principal Investigators Meeting held 12-13 March 2015 and at a symposium on late effects after radiotherapy in childhood cancer for the German RISK-Group held from 13-14 March. Both events were held in Hannover, Germany. Dr. Calaminus also participated in the GPOH Working Group on Long Term Surveillance focusing on PanCare activities in Germany.




Perspective of a Survivor in the New York Times

NY Times Lost in Transition

An interesting article on the perspective of a cancer survivor was recently printed in the New York Times.

Read more here.

EMC researcher awarded EJHG 2015 Award

Dr. Broer of EMC has been awarded the European Journal of Human Genetics (EJHG) 3rd prize 2015 for her manuscript entitled ‘Meta-analysis of telomere length in 19 713 subjects reveals high heritability, stronger maternal inheritance and a paternal age effect‘. Congratulations!


Broer EJHG

Ototoxicity presentation at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Audiologie, Bochum

PanCareLIFE researchers from UKM presented a lecture entitled  ‘Progressive post-treatment unilateral/asymmetrical threshold changes following cranial radiation in combination with platin-based chemotherapy’ at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Audiologie, Bochum, 4-7 March 2015.



PanCareLIFE researchers present at annual Swiss Paediatric Oncology Group conference

PanCareLIFE researchers from UNIBE presented at the annual Swiss Paediatric Oncology Group conference, 17 January 2015 in Lugano, Switzerland.

Rahel Kuonen presented on the “Swiss participation in a European late effects study: PanCareLIFE”.
Rahel Kuonen_Presentation_PCL_SPOG Meeting 2015
Annette Weiss also presented on “Ototoxicity after cancer in childhood and adolescence in Switzerland”.
Annette Weiss_PhD_Ototoxicity_SPOG Meeting 2015

Latest Newsletter from Childhood Cancer International Available Now

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 14.01.20International Childhood Cancer Day

Childhood Cancer International (CCI), formerly the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations, has published a special edition newsletter for International Childhood Cancer Day, 15 Feb 2015.

Have a look! CCI February 2015 Newsletter


International Childhood Cancer Day, 15 Feb 2015

Screen Shot Czech Int Childhood Cancer Day
Created by Childhood Cancer International (, International Childhood Cancer Day is:
 ‘a global collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer, and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families. The day promotes increased appreciation and deeper understanding of issues and challenges impacting childhood cancer and the survivors. It also spotlights the need for more equitable and better access to treatment and care for all children with cancer, everywhere.’

Events are planned worldwide, including in the Czech Republic, where PanCareLIFE partner FNM are participating in the 1st Annual Childhood Cancer Day in Prague. For more information, check out:

Ototoxicity presentation at HIT-Life, Hamburg

PanCareLIFE reseracher Prof. Thorsten Langer (UzL) gave a presentation ‘Special aspects of ototoxicity in children and adolescents with brain tumours’ at the 1st workshop of HIT-Life, Hamburg, 28-29 Nov 2014.



New advocacy group founded for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer

A new advocacy group for survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer and their families has been founded in Ireland. PanCareLIFE Research Manager Julianne Byrne will join the Advisory Group. The Irish Times has a report here on the new group.

For more information, visit the advocacy group’s site Cancare 4 Living.