STAR Survivorship Program
The STAR Program (Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility) is a comprehensive long-term follow-up program for adult survivors of pediatric cancer. The STAR Program follows survivors through adulthood focusing on their special medical and psychological needs. Services are provided in a clinical setting with an emphasis on patient care, education, and research. The program is directed by Aarati Didwania MD, and coordinated by Karen Kinahan, MS, RN, BC, who has expertise in pediatric oncology and the effects of treatment from childhood cancer.
STAR patients are seen on an annual basis with special attention to health maintenance, screening and patient education issue, but may be seen more frequently if their condition dictates closer management. Patients in need of further expertise regarding the late effects of past treatment are directed to sub-specialists familiar with issues specific to survivors of childhood cancer.
For additional information contact Karen Kinahan at 312.695.4979
View the Star Program Brochure
View the Resource Guide
The Lurie Cancer Center collaborates with the STAR Program at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago to provide continued monitoring and care for pediatric patients.