I serve on the steering committee for the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS), a multicenter study supported by the NCI that is following a large cohort of long-term survivors of pediatric cancer who were treated between 1970 and 1989. Their health is being compared with a group of their healthy siblings. The findings of the CCSS have already identified several diseases and disorders that may be more common among some survivors of childhood cancers — information which healthcare professionals are using to determine the best way to monitor the health of survivors into adulthood.
In addition to patient care and research, I serve on the Late Effects and Outcomes Steering Committee of the Children's Oncology Group, the Cancer Survivorship Committee for the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Survivorship Research Task Force for the American Association for Cancer Research. I also teach residents, fellows, and postdoctoral researchers about the long-term effects of cancer and its treatment.