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Identifying the risks of cardiovascular, metabolic and other health outcomes following treatment for childhood and young adult cancer and their care p


Key facts

Type of research degree
4 year PhD
Application deadline
Ongoing deadline
Country eligibility
International (outside UK)
Dr Richard Feltbower and Professor Chris Gale
Additional supervisors
Hall M, Glaser AW.
<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

Previous work has begun to describe the risks of cardiovascular disease appearing as long-term adverse health effects following treatment for childhood and young adult cancer in Yorkshire, UK (1). This has been undertaken through electronic linkage between the Yorkshire Specialist Register of Cancer in Children and Young People (2) and hospital episode statistics (HES) data (1).

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>We propose to develop this analysis further by incorporating more up-to-date information on HES admissions for the Yorkshire cohort, examine the risks of cardiovascular and metabolic disease (3) and describe the clinical pathways leading up and beyond the cardiovascular diagnosis to understand the management of these conditions.</p> <p>The supervisory team comprises cancer and cardiovascular epidemiologists, statisticians and clinicians alongside experts in data linkage through whom you will develop both your clinical, epidemiological and data analytic skills.</p> <h3>References:</h3> <p>van Laar M, Feltbower RG, Gale CP, Bowen DT, Oliver SE, Glaser A. Cardiovascular sequelae in long-term survivors of young peoples&lsquo; cancer: a linked cohort study.. Br J Cancer 2014; 110: 1338-1341.</p> <p>Fairley L, Stark DP, Yeomanson D, Kinsey SE, Glaser AW, Picton SV, Evans L, Feltbower RG. Access to principal treatment centres and survival rates for children and young people with cancer in Yorkshire, UK. BMC Cancer 2017; 17: 168.</p> <p>Bright CJ, Hawkins M, Guha J, Henson KE, Winter D, Kelly JS, Feltbower RG, Hall M, Cutter DJ, Edgar AB, Frobisher C, Reulen RC. Risk of Cerebrovascular Events in 178,962 5-Year Survivors of Cancer Diagnosed Aged 15-39 Years: The Teenage and Young Adults Cancer Survivors Study (TYACSS). Circulation 2017; 135: 1194-1210.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>Please note these are not standalone projects and applicants must apply to the PhD academy directly.</p> <p>Applications can be made at any time. To apply for this project applicants should complete a <a href="">Faculty Application Form</a> and send this alongside a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates to the Faculty Graduate School <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>We also require 2 academic references to support your application. Please ask your referees to send these <a href="">references</a> on your behalf, directly to <a href=""></a></p> <p>If you have already applied for other projects using the Faculty Application Form this academic session you do not need to complete this form again. Instead you should email fmhgrad to inform us you would like to be considered for this project.</p> <p>If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University&#39;s minimum English language requirements (below).</p>

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Entry requirements</h2>

A degree in biological sciences, dentistry, medicine, midwifery, nursing, psychology or a good honours degree in a subject relevant to the research topic. A Masters degree in a relevant subject may also be required in some areas of the Faculty. For entry requirements for all other research degrees we offer, please contact us.

<h2 class="heading heading--sm">English language requirements</h2>

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the specific demands of their study. The Faculty of Medicine and Health minimum requirements in IELTS and TOEFL tests for PhD, MSc, MPhil, MD are: &acirc;&euro;&cent; British Council IELTS - score of 7.0 overall, with no element less than 6.5 &acirc;&euro;&cent; TOEFL iBT - overall score of 100 with the listening and reading element no less than 22, writing element no less than 23 and the speaking element no less than 24.

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

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