Symposium on long-term effects of cancer treatment June 10

Consortium event will highlight recent findings and provide a venue for discussion and development of new interdisciplinary studies; registration required
Dr. Smita Bhatia and Dr. Mark Kelley
Dr. Smita Bhatia, of the Center for Cancer Survivorship and Outcomes Research, and Dr. Mark Kelley, of Indiana University School of Medicine, will be among the symposium's guest speakers. Center News file photo

The Fred Hutchinson/University of Washington Cancer Consortium invites all local investigators with interests in the area of cancer survivorship research to a one-day symposium to discuss the latest findings on the long-term effects of cancer treatment Friday, June 10, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. in the Arnold Building, M1-A305/307.

”Long-Term Effects of Cancer Treatment: Surveillance, Mechanisms, and Interventions,” is intended to promote development of multidisciplinary research to identify cancer survivors with adverse late treatment effects, elucidate mechanisms of these conditions and identify related host and treatment factors, and design opportunities for intervention studies.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Smita Bhatia, director, Center for Cancer Survivorship and Outcomes Research, City of Hope
  • Dr. Kevin Oeffinger, director, Adult Long-term Follow-Up Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Dr. Mark Kelley, associate director for Basic Science Research, Pediatric Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Lisa Wood, associate professor, radiation medicine, Nursing, Oregon Health and Sciences University Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Scott Ramsey, director, Cancer Prevention Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and professor of medicine, University of Washington
  • Dr. Susan Ott, professor of medicine, Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology, UW

Presentations throughout the day—concluding with a panel discussion—will focus on:

  • Identification and pathogenesis of major outcomes such as second cancers cardiovascular and pulmonary disease, diabetes, neuropathies, osteoporosis/fractures, impaired fertility or reproductive function and fatigue
  • Residual psychosocial and economic outcomes
  • Ethnic/racial disparities
  • Potential interventions

Register and access agenda

The symposium is free, but space is limited and registration, which includes lunch, is required.

For additional information, please contact Beth Mueller at, or Julie Smart at

The event is sponsored by the Consortium, a research collaboration between the Center, UW, Seattle Children's and the SCCA that brings together more than 400 faculty with research interests in basic, clinical and public health sciences related to cancer.

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