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ASCO 2022 | A report on modifiable risk factors for late mortality among five-year survivors of childhood cancer

Stephanie B. Dixon, MD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, discusses results of a study evaluating the impact of modifiable lifestyle and cardiovascular risk factors on risk for late mortality in adult survivors of childhood cancer. A reduction in excess deaths is observed among adult survivors of childhood cancer with a healthy lifestyle and no cardiovascular risk factors as they age. Interventions that target improved lifestyle choices and prevention or aggressive treatment of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors may reduce risk for late mortality. This interview took place at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2022 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.