Responding to late effects in survivors of childhood cancer
While almost 84% of the 1200 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer in Australia each year will survive, all survivors will suffer significant distress from cancer and its treatment. Four out of every five childhood cancer survivors are at risk of serious physical, psychological, or social late effects that may prevent a young person from ever reaching their full potential.
The RECOVER project aims to address this gap by empowering young survivors of childhood cancer to transition to adulthood with the knowledge, skills and resources required to manage their ongoing health needs. To do this we will co-design, test and evaluate a risk-based interdisciplinary and technology-enabled model of survivorship care (RECOVER) for survivors of childhood cancer.
Through the development, implementation, and evaluation of a novel model of technology-enabled integrated survivorship care will equip young cancer survivors with the information required to make informed choices about their future care and the services available to support them.