Heather Conklin, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Childhood Cancer Survivorship: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Research

As a leader in the treatment of childhood cancer, St. Jude recognizes that with our successes in curing childhood cancer comes the responsibility to investigate the long-term consequences of treatment and translate research findings into clinical practice. St. Jude has made a commitment to be a world leader in survivorship-based research by establishing a large multidisciplinary team of investigators dedicated to the study of long-term outcomes among the growing population of childhood cancer survivors.

Selected Research Highlights

Snapshot: Childhood Cancer Survivorship

Looking Ahead

Investigators in the Department of Epidemiology & Cancer Control are conducting multidisciplinary research to investigate the long-term consequences of childhood cancer and treatment-related morbidity and translate those findings into improved clinical practice. Their ultimate goal is to ensure that the growing and aging population of adult survivors of childhood cancers has the best health-related quality of life possible.