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Theresa Keegan Ph.D.
Funded: 07-01-2017 through 06-30-2018
Funding Type: Research Grant
Institution Location: Sacramento, CA
Institution: University of California, Davis School of Medicine affiliated with UC Davis Children's Hospital

Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors have an elevated risk of medical problems that can impact the quality and length of their lives, but few studies have focused on the occurrence of late medical conditions in this population. Using data on nearly all AYA cancer survivors in California, the Rich and Weissman Family Lymphoma Survivorship Fund St. Baldrick's Research Grant is identifying how often specific late medical conditions occur and how the risk of these medical conditions vary by clinical and patient factors. The results of the study will identify subgroups of young patients at increased risk of serious medical conditions, information critical to improving survivorship care and outcomes. Jared Weissman is a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor thanks to a clinical trial made possible by research. This Hero Fund honors his survivorship and his grandparents, Terri and Barry Rich, by funding research for new treatment options for cures and less toxic after effects for survivors.