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CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORSHIP

IMPROVING CARE AND QUALITY OF LIFE

National Cancer Policy Board

Maria Hewitt, Susan L. Weiner, and Joseph V. Simone, Editors

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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

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Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine

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NATIONAL CANCER POLICY BOARD

JOSEPH SIMONE (Chair),

Simone Consulting, Dunwoody, GA

DIANA PETITTI (Vice Chair), Director,

Research & Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, Pasadena, CA

BRUCE W. STILLMAN (Vice Chair), Director,

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

ELLEN STOVALL (Vice Chair), Executive Director,

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, Silver Spring, MD

JILL BARGONETTI, Associate Professor,

Department of Biological Sciences, Hunter College, New York, NY

TIM BYERS, Professor of Epidemiology, Program Leader,

Clinical Cancer Prevention & Control, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

VIVIEN W. CHEN, Epidemiology Section Chief & Professor,

Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA (member through April 2002)

SUSAN CURRY, Professor,

Health Policy and Administration, and

Director,

Health Research and Policy Centers, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (member through April 2002)

TIMOTHY EBERLEIN, Bixby Professor and Chairman,

Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

KAREN HERSEY, Senior Counsel,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

JIMMIE C. HOLLAND, Chair,

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

WILLIAM KAELIN, Professor,

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

DANIEL J. KEVLES, Professor,

Yale University, New Haven, CT

WILLIAM McGUIRE, Chief Executive Officer,

United Health Group, Minnetonka, Minnesota

JOHN MENDELSOHN, President,

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX

KATHLEEN HARDIN MOONEY, Professor,

University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT

MONICA MORROW, Professor of Surgery,

Comprehensive Breast Program, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (member through April 2002)

NANCY MUELLER, Professor of Epidemiology,

Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Boston, MA

PATRICIA NOLAN, Director,

Rhode Island Department of Health, Providence, RI

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PILAR OSSORIO, Assistant Professor of Law & Medical Ethics, Associate Director for Programming,

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in Medicine, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI (member through April 2002)

CECIL B. PICKETT, Executive Vice President,

Discovery Research, Schering-Plough Research Institute, Kenilworth, NJ

LOUISE RUSSELL, Professor,

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

JOHN SEFFRIN, Chief Executive Officer,

American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA (member through April 2002)

THOMAS J. SMITH, Professor,

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

SANDRA UNDERWOOD, ACS Oncology Nursing Professor,

University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI (member through April 2002)

SUSAN WEINER, President,

The Children’s Cause, Silver Spring, MD

ROBERT C. YOUNG, President,

American Cancer Society and the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA

Consultants

F. Daniel Armstrong, PhD,

University of Miami School of Medicine

Alice G. Ettinger, RN, MSN,

St. Peter’s University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Daniel Green, MD,

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Anna T. Meadows, MD,

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Raymond Mulhern, PhD,

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and University of Tennessee College of Medicine

Sharon Murphy, MD,

Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Kevin Oeffinger, MD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Leslie Robison, PhD,

University of Minnesota Cancer Center

Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW,

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Lonnie Zeltzer, MD,

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Study Staff

Maria Hewitt, Study Director

Mary Joy Ballantyne, Research Assistant

Timothy Brennan, Research Assistant

Gelsey Lynn, Research Assistant

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Eric Trabert, Research Associate

Jill Shuman, Editor

NCPB Staff

Roger Herdman, Director,

National Cancer Policy Board

Anike Johnson, Administrator

Rosa Pommier, Financial Associate

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Reviewers

This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

Robert J. Arceci, The Johns Hopkins University

Archie Bleyer, University of Texas

Pi-Nian Chang, University of Minnesota

Mark Chesler, University of Michigan

Maureen Henderson, University of Washington

Wendy Hobbie, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

John Holohan, Urban Institute

Charlie Homer, National Initiative for Child Healthcare Quality

Melissa M. Hudson, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Ernest R. Katz, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Nancy Keene, Author, “Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future”

Michael P. Link, Stanford University School of Medicine

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William Long, Retired Pediatrician, Gallmann, Mississippi

Donald R. Mattison, National Institutes of Health

Ann Mertens, University of Minnesota

Jeffrey L. Platt, Mayo Clinic

Brad H. Pollock, University of Texas

Charles A. Sklar, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Gilbert Smith, MAXIMUS, Inc.

G. Marie Swanson, University of Arizona

Doug Ulman, Lance Armstrong Foundation

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by James M. Perrin, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, appointed by the Institute of Medicine, and John C. Bailar III, The University of Chicago, appointed by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee, who were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

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List of Boxes, Figures, and Tables

BOXES

S.1

 

Functions of an Ideal Follow-Up System for Survivors of Childhood Cancer,

 

4

3.1

 

Complementary and Alternative Medicine,

 

40

5.1

 

Requirements for Institutional Membership, Children’s Oncology Group,

 

96

5.2

 

Characteristics of Selected Programs Serving Adult Survivors,

 

103

5.3

 

Services for Children with Cancer and Their Families Offered by Selected Voluntary Organizations,

 

108

5.4

 

Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care (RE9939),

 

112

5.5

 

Functions of an Ideal Follow-Up System for Survivors of Childhood Cancer,

 

118

6.1

 

Phases of School Reentry for Children with Cancer,

 

132

7.1

 

Managed Care Issues of Concern to Children with Special Health Care Needs,

 

160

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8.1

 

Past, Current, and Planned Research Activities of COG’s Late Effects Committee,

 

168

8.2

 

Current and Proposed CCSS Analyses,

 

172

8.3

 

Childhood Survivorship Research Supported by the National Institutes of Health (Extramural Grants),

 

180

9.1

 

Critical First Steps to Ensuring Successful Transitioning to Adult-Oriented Health Care,

 

195

FIGURES

2.1

 

Distribution of childhood cancers (age 0-19), by ICCC category, 1975-1995,

 

24

2.2

 

Five-year relative cancer survival (age 0-19), by period of diagnosis, 1975-1994,

 

27

2.3

 

Five-year relative cancer survival rates (age 0-19), 1974-1998,

 

28

2.4

 

Age-adjusted cancer incidence and mortality rates (age 0-19), 1975-1999,

 

28

2.5

 

Age-adjusted cancer incidence rates (age 0-19), by race and sex, 1995-1999,

 

29

2.6

 

Age-adjusted cancer mortality rates (age 0-19), by race and sex, 1995-1999,

 

30

2.7

 

Age distribution of incident childhood cancers, SEER, 1975-1995,

 

30

2.8

 

Childhood cancer incidence rates, by age, 1991-1995,

 

31

4.1

 

All-cause mortality, by sex (Childhood Cancer Survivor Study),

 

51

4.2

 

Mortality, by cancer type (Childhood Cancer Survivor Study),

 

52

4.3

 

Cumulative cause-specific mortality (Childhood Cancer Survivor Study),

 

53

5.1

 

Map of Children’s Oncology Group (COG) member institutions in the United States,

 

95

5.2

 

Follow-up of individuals treated in childhood for ALL,

 

100

5.3

 

Prevalence of chronic conditions, special needs, and disability among children under age 18,

 

106

5.4

 

Neuropsychological testing for long-term survivors of childhood cancer—Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario,

 

121

5.5

 

Comprehensive cancer control plans, 2001,

 

123

7.1

 

Number of SSI recipients eligible because of a cancer diagnosis, by age,

 

155

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8.1

 

PubMed citations for childhood cancer survivorship research, 1993-2001,

 

174

8.2

 

PubMed citations for childhood cancer survivorship research as a percentage of all pediatric cancer-related citations, 1993-2001,

 

175

8.3

 

PubMed citations for childhood cancer survivorship research as a percentage of all cancer survivorship-related research, 1993-2001,

 

176

TABLES

2.1

 

Number of Deaths and Death Rates for the 10 Leading Causes of Death in Specified Age Groups, United States, 2000,

 

22

2.2

 

Cancer Prevalence Estimates, by Current Age, U.S., 1997,

 

32

2.3

 

Prevalence of Selected Impairments and Health Conditions Among Children Under Age 18, National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2000,

 

33

2.4

 

Cancer Prevalence Estimates for Survivors of Childhood Cancer (Diagnosed at Ages 0 to 19) by Current Age, U.S., 1997,

 

34

3.1

 

Treatment Experience of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Cohort (n = 20,276),

 

42

3.2

 

Chemotherapeutic Agent Use (percent) Among CCSS Participants, by Diagnosis,

 

44

4.1

 

Causes of Death in the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Cohort,

 

53

4.2

 

Selected Physical Late Effects Associated with Childhood Cancer,

 

55

4.3

 

Enrollment in Special Education Programs Among Survivors of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Relative to Sibling Controls, by Time from Diagnosis,

 

60

5.1

 

Estimates of the Number and Distribution of Cancer-Related Pediatric Ambulatory Care Visits and Hospital Discharges, by Age, Sex, Race/Ethnicity, Payment, and Site of Care, NAMCS and NHAMCS, 1995-1999, HCUP NIS, 1997,

 

92

5.2

 

Suggested Evaluation for Suspected Late Effects,

 

98

5.3

 

Possible Levels of Follow-Up More Than 5 Years from Completion of Treatment,

 

119

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7.1

 

Children with Special Health Care Needs Served in FY 1998 by Each State and the Related Total and Per Child Expenditures Under the Title V Federal-State Block Grants,

 

158

8.1

 

Characteristics of the CCSS Participants (n = 14,054),

 

170

8.2

 

Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) Grant Funding Levels, Fiscal Year 2000 (in Millions), by Category of SPRANS Grant,

 

180

8.3

 

Selected State Projects Supported Through Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) and Community Integrated Service Systems (CISS) Grants,

 

182

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Only more recently has it been realized that the intense effort to care for and cure a child with cancer does not end with survival. Continued surveillance and a variety of interventions may, in many cases, be needed to identify and care for consequences of treatment that can appear early or only after several decades and impair survivors’ health and quality of life.

The more than two-thirds of childhood cancer survivors who experience late effects -- that is, complications, disabilities, or adverse outcomes -- as a result of their disease, its treatment, or both, are the focus of this report which outlines a comprehensive policy agenda that links improved health care delivery and follow-up, investments in education and training for health care providers, and expanded research to improve the long-term outlook for this growing population now exceeding 270,000 Americans.

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