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- Cancer Survivors
Dr. Karen Mandel, Programme Leader for the Childhood Cancer Survivor Programme, University of Ottawa; Member of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario; Member of the Late Effects Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group.
Dr. Karen Mandel did her undergraduate medical training at the University of Western Ontario. She then completed a Pediatrics residency at the University of Chicago followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She holds Royal College certification in both Pediatrics and Hematology/Oncology. During fellowship, Dr. Mandel had the opportunity to work at a summer camp for children with cancer. It was there that she became aware of the effects that cancer therapy can have on the growing and developing bodies of children. That inspired Dr. Mandel to pursue a special interest in the Aftercare of childhood cancer survivors.
Dr. Mandel is currently the Programme Leader for the Childhood Cancer Survivor Programme at the University of Ottawa. The program runs follow-up clinics both at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and The Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre. She is also a member of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) Aftercare cluster as well as the Late Effects committee of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG). The Childhood Cancer Survivor Programme continues to educate and advocate for the health needs of the special population.