Adult survivors of childhood cancer suffer from ‘financial toxicity’ decades later, a study conducted at the dawn of the Affordable Care Act found
Sept. 26, 2017
| By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service
Before the Affordable Care Act's rollout, adult survivors of childhood cancer were more likely to be denied health care coverage than those without a history of cancer, paid more out-of-pocket and were more likely to borrow money to pay their medical bills, a new study has found.
Leisenring, Kirchhoff study shows how physical, mental and neurocognitive function affects employment and occupational status in adulthood
Aug. 29, 2011
| Photo by CDS Creative Services
Dr. Wendy Leisenring was the senior author of the study.
Childhood cancer survivors with poor physical health and neurocognitive deficits are more likely to be unemployed or work part time in adulthood, according to a study published Aug. 15 online in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Corresponding author Dr. Anne Kirchhoff was a Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center postdoctoral research fellow when the study was conducted, working with Dr. Wendy Leisenring of the Clinical Research Division, senior author of the study
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