The University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

Contact person: Mike Hawkins

Website: www.bham.ac.uk


The Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies is undertaking several large-scale studies of survivors of cancer diagnosed under the age of 40 years. The BCCSS is a cohort of 18,000 individuals diagnosed with cancer, under the age of 15 years, between 1940 and 1991 in Britain, who survived at least 5 years from diagnosis – see www.bccss.bham.ac.uk.

Through national death and cancer registration systems there is an on-going programme of investigations of causes of death and the risks and causes of second primary neoplasms. A detailed questionnaire was returned by 10,500 of the adult survivors within the cohort and 2000 of these survivors reported at least one cardiovascular condition medically diagnosed. Almost 200 of the cohort number have died of a cardiovascular cause.