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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Paivi Lahteenmaki

First Name: Paivi

Last Name: Lahteenmaki

Position Title: Senior Consultant in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care

Education/Training: MD/PhD

About Me/My interests: I’m a medical doctor and the head of our pediatric hematology-oncology unit (at Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland). I have been in the field for about 25 years and my research interest has always been the late effects of cancer treatment. I have participated and run national and international multidisciplinary studies on qol and other issues after childhood cancer.

Training Opportunities: No

My Contact Information:

Address: Turku Unversity Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, PO BOX 52, FI20521 Turku, Finland
Phone: +358 2 3130670

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Late-effect, leukemia, brain tumor, quality of life, epidemiology

Publications that may be of interest to others:  

Järvelä LS, Kemppainen J, Niinikoski H, Hannukainen JC, Lähteenmäki PM, Kapanen J, Arola M, Heinonen OJ. Effects of a home-based exercise program on metabolic risk factors and fitness in long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Dec 19. doi:
10.1002/pbc.24049. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22184098.

Mört S, Salanterä S, Matomäki J, Salmi TT, Lähteenmäki PM. Self-reported health-related quality of life of children and adolescent survivors of extracranial childhood malignancies: a Finnish nationwide survey. Qual Life Res. 2011 Jun;20(5):787-97. Epub 2010 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 21103942.

Madanat-Harjuoja LM, Malila N, Lähteenmäki PM, Boice JD Jr, Gissler M, Dyba T. Preterm delivery among female survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adulthood cancer. Int J Cancer. 2010 Oct 1;127(7):1669-79. PubMed PMID: 20054856; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2919618.

Harila-Saari AH, Lähteenmäki PM, Pukkala E, Kyyrönen P, Lanning M, Sankila R. Scholastic achievements of childhood leukemia patients: a nationwide, register-based study. J Clin Oncol. 2007 Aug 10;25(23):3518-24. PubMed PMID: 17687156.

Lähteenmäki PM, Harila-Saari A, Pukkala EI, Kyyrönen P, Salmi TT, Sankila R. Scholastic achievements of children with brain tumors at the end of comprehensive education: a nationwide, register-based study. Neurology. 2007 Jul 17;69(3):296-305. PubMed PMID: 17636068.


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