7 Nov 2014

The impact of childhood cancer on fertility

From Nine To Noon, 9:44 am on 7 November 2014

Survival rates for child cancer patients have improved markedly over the past few decades - now at 80 per cent. With so many more survivors, the focus among many in the oncology community is to reduce the toxicity and therefore late effects of treatment, without compromising survival. Professor Hamish Wallace is a consultant in Pediatric Oncology at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh and Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh. He's a world expert in the impact of childhood cancer on fertility. He's in New Zealand as a guest of the Child Cancer Foundation, speaking to survivors, their families and health professionals working in pediatric oncology.