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Today, the majority of children diagnosed with cancer can expect to be long-term survivors. Survivorship comes with numerous complex issues, including long-term effects of treatment and social and psychological concerns.
Two clinics within the Perini Family Survivors' Center at Dana-Farber are designed to specifically help childhood-cancer survivors and pediatric brain-tumor survivors. The clinics offer tailored care and services to help survivors of cancer access clinical, support, and educational resources.
The David B. Perini Jr. Quality of Life Clinic at Dana-Farber provides care and advocacy for survivors of childhood cancer, conducting research on the long-term effects of cancer treatments, and offering education and support for survivors of cancer.
Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Clinic at Dana-Farber addresses the long-term needs of survivors of pediatric brain tumors. It also conducts research and shares its expertise with other centers.
Late Effects of Childhood CancerLisa Diller, MD, answers: What are the late effects of childhood cancer and how do they differ from adult patients?
Our Transition to Survivorship Program provides support and education to help families transition from active treatment to off-therapy care.
David and Eileen Perini founded our survivorship clinic to honor the memory of their son. Learn about David B. Perini Jr. and the clinic he inspired.
Watch our half-hour webcast on pediatric cancer survivorship. Lisa Diller, MD, answers questions about challenges young survivors face.