LaNCa - Long-term follow-up after childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer in Schleswig-Holstein - New cancer survivorship care services

Project: State Funding State Funding: Health Care Fund SH

Project Details


How can better cross-sectoral long-term follow-up care of children, adolescents and young adults after cancer be ensured in an area like Schleswig-Holstein?

Cured children, adolescents and young adults with cancer show an increased morbidity and mortality due to the past cancer disease and treatment. Therefore, continuous long-term follow-up in terms of secondary prevention is recommended for this patient group. Due to the diversity of possible late sequelae and the often individualized oncological treatment, multidisciplinary teams of pediatricians, internists and specialists of other disciplines as well as psychologists are recommended for the implementation of these recommendations, which offer a specialized and structured long-term follow-up (follow-up and preventive examinations). The follow-up care should be coordinated and implemented together with the general practitioners and pediatricians in private practice.

The aim of this study is to develop a structured, cross-sectoral aftercare concept and to implement it nationwide in Schleswig-Holstein.

This is an implementation study in which a structured aftercare offer is to be established and evaluated in Schleswig-Holstein.

In preparation, knowledge about and wishes for long-term aftercare on the part of former patients will be recorded by means of structured interviews, whereby the transition from adolescent to adult medicine plays a special role. In addition, physicians in private practice will be interviewed regarding promoting and inhibiting factors with regard to guideline-based aftercare and their attitudes towards telemedicine. A cross-sectoral aftercare concept will be implemented, accompanied by needs-based information brochures for patients and physicians, which will be supported by telemedicine services. The evaluation of the aftercare concept will be carried out by means of a questionnaire on the treatment satisfaction of the patients and the satisfaction of the participating physicians.
Short titleLaNCa
Effective start/end date01.09.2131.08.24

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Center for Population Medicine and Public Health (ZBV)
  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)
  • Centers: University Cancer Center Schleswig-Holstein (UCCSH)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-02 Public Health, Health Services Research and Social Medicine