"We were honored to receive this prestigious award from the Children's Cancer Cause," said Dr. Karen Effinger, Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's. "Our clinical and research teams are committed to working together to improve the overall physical and mental health of survivors. We know the end of cancer therapy is only the beginning of the survivor's lifetime health journey. This journey can be complex and anxiety provoking, especially as survivors transition away from their treating institutions."
"Our team at the Cancer Survivor Program at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's is looking forward to using the award funds to start the process of expanding SurvivorLink into a mobile application," said Dr. Ann Mertens, Research Director of the Cancer Survivor Program at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's.
"Expanding the SurvivorLink platform into a mobile application will help meet the lifelong health management needs of survivors and their families by increasing access and convenience. With the support from Children's Cancer Cause, the mobile application we develop for SurvivorLink can help survivors to stay engaged in care long after they transition out of our pediatric program", said Dr. Jordan Gilleland Marchak, Pediatric Psychologist at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's.
Read more about the Champion's Prize 2021 — The Stewart Initiative for Childhood Cancer Survivors.