Cardiac Care for Survivors

the Study

As part of a scientific study, we would like to analyse routine heart examinations of former childhood cancer patients and learn more about possible heart problems after childhood cancer therapy. The aim of the study is to identify patients with an increased risk of heart problems and to specifically improve their cardiac aftercare in the future. For this purpose, we established in 2016 a new cardio-oncology consultation for survivors at Inselspital in close cooperation with the departments of cardiology, paediatric haematology and oncology. In 2021, we were also able to engage the centres of Basel, Lucerne, Geneva and St. Gallen. The examinations within the framework of the specialised consultation hours are part of the clinical routine. The study only records and analyses the standardised examination results on heart health.
New findings from the study will influence future recommendations for cardiac follow-up.

If you decide to participate in the study, we will ask you to sign a declaration of consent at the hospital in advance so that we are allowed to enter the data into our database. You can withdraw your consent at any time without having to give any reason. Your data will be entered into the database in encrypted form so that no conclusions can be drawn about you by third parties.

Chronic fatigue after childhood cancer

New results

Nearly one-fifth of adult childhood cancer survivors feel fatigue frequently.

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The first centre to start the study was Inselspital Bern in 2016.
In Bern and Lucerne, the consultations take place in cooperation with the Passeport for Care consultation.

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