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Absolute Risk for Developing Most STS Low in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Jason Harris
Published: Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

Raoul C. Reulen, PhDr

Raoul C. Reulen, PhD
While survivors of childhood cancers are at increased risk for developing soft-tissue sarcomas (STS) compared with the general population, the absolute risk for developing STS is low except for leiomyosarcoma after retinoblastoma.

Investigators analyzed data collected from the PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-Up Studies (PanCareSurFup). The consortium pools data on childhood cancer survivors from 13 European cohorts within 12 countries, with contributions from both population-based cancer registries and major treatment centers.

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