Investigator Meetings

Upcoming Investigator Meeting - Friday, May 27, 2022

The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) 2022 Investigator Meeting will discuss the long-term effects of cancer and therapy on childhood and adolescent cancer survivors. The CCSS is a resource for research for long-term outcomes and intervention approaches for the prevention and early detection of late effects. An introduction to the CCSS will be provided along with opportunities for researchers to utilize this unique NIH funded resource.

This meeting will be divided into two sessions. The Plenary session will begin at 9 am CDT and will feature update reports from the Principal Investigator, Specialized Support Centers, and Working Group Chairs as well as presentations by investigators who have utilized the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study cohort in their research.

Following the Plenary session there will be six Working Group Breakout sessions. These will be conducted concurrently, with three sessions at 1:30 pm and three sessions at 2:30 pm. This allows attendees to attend more than one session if desired.

The CCSS Investigator Meeting is open to any investigator interested in childhood cancer survivorship research. This year’s meeting will be held virtually. The link to access the meeting and additional instructions will be sent via the email address that is entered below during the registration process.

There is no fee for attendees, but we do ask that individuals register before the meeting. 

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Time (CDT) Presentation
9:00 - 9:30 am Welcome, Introduction to CCSS and PI Report
Greg Armstrong, MD, MSCE – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
9:30 - 9:40 am Coordinating Center Report
Aaron McDonald, PhD – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
9:40 - 9:50 am Data and Statistics Center Report
Wendy Leisenring, ScD – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
9:50 - 10:00 am Radiation Dosimetry Center Report
Rebecca Howell, MD – MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
10:00 - 11:00 am Research Presentations
1. CHIIP and SALSA: CCSS Ancillary Intervention Studies to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Survivors
Eric Chow, MD, MPH – Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

2. Modifiable Risk Factors and Late Mortality Among Five-Year Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Stephanie Dixon, MD, MPH – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

3. Genomic Predisposition to Subsequent Neoplasms After Childhood Cancer
Lindsay Morton, PhD – National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD

4. Symptom Profiles, Health Care Utilization, and Health Behaviors in Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Rachel Tillery Webster, PhD – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

5. Developing, Assessing and Implementing the Health Insurance Navigation Tools Intervention
Elyse Park, PhD, MPH – Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Anne Kirchhoff – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
11:00 - 11:20 am Cancer Control and Intervention Working Group
Paul Nathan, MD, MSc – The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Claire Snyder, PhD, MHS – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
11:20 - 11:40 am Genetics Working Group
Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH – University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
11:40 am - 12:00 pm Epidemiology/Biostatistics Working Group (Pre-recorded)
Yutaka Yasui, PhD – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
12:00 - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 - 12:50 pm  Psychology Working Group (may be pre-recorded)
Kevin Krull, PhD – St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
12:50 - 1:10 pm Chronic Disease Working Group
Eric Chow, MD, MPH – Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Kevin Oeffinger, MD – Duke University, Durham, NC
1:10 - 1:30 pm Second Neoplasm Working Group
Joe Neglia, MD, MPH – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Lucie Turcotte, MD, MPH – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1:30 - 2:30 pm Working Group Breakout Session (concurrent meetings):
 Chronic Disease Working Group
 Genetics Working Group
 Epidemiology/Biostatistics Working Group
2:30 - 3:30 pm Working Group Breakout Sessions (concurrent meetings)
 Cancer Control Working Group
 Psychology Working Group
 Second Neoplasm Working Group
3:30 pm Adjourn

Previous Investigator Meetings

Previous Investigator Meetings information includes reports from the Principal Investigator, Coordinating Center, Statistical Center, Working Groups and others as dictated by the study for that year.

All reports are in PDF format, which requires Adobe Acrobat software to open. Right click to open a document in a new window. Where a presentation includes video, click on the link to access the video.