During the past three decades, the development of effective screening and treatment strategies for many cancers has resulted in an enormous population of long-term cancer survivors. Cancer survivors are at increased risk for long-term morbidity and premature mortality, related directly to the cancer itself, to preexisting comorbidities, and to exposure to therapy. In particular, secondary cancers, psycosocial needs, information about fertility planning for patients of reproductive age, the monitoring program and other relevant issues deserve to be updated in order to develop survivorship care plans. Aim of this meeting is to review the main questions on morbidity and mortality in children and adults with hematologic and solid tumors to provide homogeneous and shared guidelines on the management of these patients.
Tiziano Barbui Co-President of the Meeting