The long term effects of childhood cancer treatment


The Long Term Follow up Clinic has a large cohort of childhood survivors of cancer who are now adolescents and young adults, and provides many opportunities for clinical research


Professor Kate Steinbeck

Research Location

Westmead - Childrens Hospital at Westmead Clinical School

Program Type



The number of survivors of childhood cancer treatment continues to rise. Treatment for childhood cancer is successful but the therapy for many survivors comes at a cost of long term adverse effects related to chemotherapy (such as gonadal failure, infertility, cardiac damage), radiotherapy (such as hypothalamic-pituitary damage, secondary cancers), and surgery. The Long Term Follow Up Clinic is supported by a multidisciplinary team from many specialties including oncology, endocrinology, gynaecology, andrology, radiation oncology, nursing and psychology. I have a particular research interest in hypgonadism and infertility - particularly in older adolescents and young adults, and in risk taking behaviours in childhood cancer survivors.

Additional Information

Additional supervisor is Dr Ann Maguire

The Long Term Follow Up Clinic provides numerous opportunities for clinical research for PhD, MPhil and Honour's projects. Interested students should contact Professor Kate Steinbeck, adolescent physician and endocrinologist to the Clinic or Drs Ann Maguire and Melissa Gabriel who are the Co-Directors of the Clinic

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childhood cancer, long term effects, hypogonadism, fertility, thyroid disorders, secondary cancers, Surveillance

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The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 516

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