Oncology On-The-Go Podcast: Secondary Cancer Susceptibility in Cancer Survivors


Lindsay Morton, PhD, discusses the risks of developing secondary cancers among cancer survivors due to factors such as genetics and adverse effects associated with some chemotherapy- and radiotherapy-based regimens.

In a conversation with CancerNetwork® during June’s National Cancer Survivor Month, Lindsay Morton, PhD, spoke about her research on the long-term risks of developing second cancers among cancer survivors.

Morton, director of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch and head of the Cancer Survivorship Research Unit at the National Cancer Institute and member of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, discussed treatment exposure, genetics, and lifestyle elements including smoking as factors that may confer a risk for secondary cancers. She also detailed findings from her studies on second cancer risk factors across several disease types and treatment options, including potential risks associated with immunosuppression for solid organ transplant recipients.

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