Psychosocial consequences of treatment for cancer in children, teenagers and young adults

Research into the psychological effects of treatment on children and young people with cancer includes collaborative studies of the short- and long-term effects of chemotherapy on cognition and memory (O Lindner, PhD student) and of the health-related quality of life of children and young people treated for medulloblastoma (led by Dr Martin McCabe). 

In addition we are also interested in psychological interventions to relieve distress in children treated for cancer, and have an ongoing NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funded collaboration with Dr Richard Rowe in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield to investigate the efficacy of an interactive child-centred workshop in reducing treatment-related distress in childhood leukaemia.

The Centre contributes to the national analysis of routinely collected data on diagnosis and treatment of children and young people with cancer in the UK by the National Cancer Intelligence Network clinical reference group for children and young people (chaired by Dr Martin McCabe).