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Päivi
Lähteenmäki
Docent, Department of Clinical Medicine
Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
MD, PhD Docent (Adjunct professor); Medicine (Department of Clinical Medicine)

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Areas of expertise

Pediatric and adolescent hematology and oncology
Late-effects of cancer treatment at an early age
Quality improvement and registration.

Biography

Päivi Lähteenmäki graduated from the Medical School at the University of Turku in 1984, where she also specialized in Pediatrics and PediatricHematology and Oncology. She defended her thesis in 1999 on Effects of childhood cancer on patients and their families - physical and psychosocial aspects. She worked in 2002 as a post-doc Clinical and Research Fellow at Bristol Sick Children’s Hospital BMT Unit, Bristol, UK. Subsequently, she has worked as a Consultant at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Turku. Since 2008, she has been Docent (Adjunct Professor) of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Turku, and Head of the Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Hematology/Oncology at Turku University Hospital in Turku, Finland. Currently she works also as the Chief of the Swedish Childhood Cancer Registry at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

During the years, Päivi Lähteenmäki has served as the chairman or a board member of the Nordic Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology as well as the Finnish Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. In 2012-2014, She was the chair of a group planning the establishment of childhood cancer late-effect clinics in Finland. In 2016, she was awarded the Finnish Cancer Association Price, Oncologist of the year in Finland.

Teaching

Since 2008, clinical pediatric hematology and oncology at the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Turku.

Research

Päivi Lähteenmäki´s major research interest lies in the late-effects of childhood cancer. In year 2000, she founded her own research group and initiated a long-term research project called “Health and Quality of Life in Patients with Early Age Onset Cancer” including the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, and overall societal impact of the late sequelae of cancer and its treatments. Päivi Lähteenmäki has been actively involved in international research collaboration. In 2006, she started a collaboration with NIH funded GCCT (Genetic consequences of cancer therapies) consortium, followed by a Nordic project ALiCCS (Adult life in childhood cancer survivors), and an EU funded project PanCareSurFup (PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-Up Studies). In 2018, two new Nordic collaborations started (PACCS Physical activity in childhood cancer survivors; PACS Pregnancy associated cancer). She is also a principal investigator in NOPHO-CARE (A Nordic study on epidemiology, biology, treatment and survival of children with cancer and severe hematological diseases).

Publications

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Risk of subsequent gliomas and meningiomas among 69,460 5-year survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer in Europe: the PanCareSurFup study (2024)

British Journal of Cancer
Heymer Emma J., Hawkins Michael M., Winter David L., Teepen Jop C., Sunguc Ceren, Ronckers Cécile M., Allodji Rodrigue S., Alessi Daniela, Sugden Elaine, Belle Fabiën N., Bagnasco Francesca, Byrne Julianne, Bárdi Edit, Garwicz Stanislaw, Grabow Desiree, Jankovic Momcilo, Kaatsch Peter, Kaiser Melanie, Michel Gisela, Schindera Christina, Haddy Nadia, Journy Neige, Česen Mazić Maja, Skinner Roderick, Kok Judith L., Gunnes Maria W., Wiebe Thomas, Sacerdote Carlotta, Maule Milena M., Terenziani Monica, Jakab Zsuzsanna, Winther Jeanette F., Lähteenmäki Päivi M., Zadravec Zaletel Lorna, Haupt Riccardo, Kuehni Claudia E., Kremer Leontien C., de Vathaire Florent, Hjorth Lars, Reulen Raoul C.
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Radiation doses received by major organs at risk in children and young adolescents treated for cancer with external beam radiation therapy: a large-scale study from 12 European countries (2024)

International Journal of Radiation Oncology - Biology - Physics
Diallo Ibrahima, Allodji Rodrigue S., Veres Cristina, Bolle Stéphanie, Llanas Damien, Ezzouhri Safaa, Zrafi Wael, Debiche Ghazi, Souchard Vincent, Fauchery Romain, Haddy Nadia, Journy Neige, Demoor-Goldschmidt Charlotte, Winter David L., Hjorth Lars, Wiebe Thomas, Haupt Riccardo, Robert Charlotte, Kremer Leontien, Bardi Edit, Sacerdote Carlotta, Terenziani Monica, Kuehni Claudia E., Schindera Christina, Skinner Roderick, Winther Jeanette Falck, Lähteenmäki Päivi, Byrn Julianne, Jakab Zsuzsanna, Cardis Elisabeth, Pasqual Elisa, Tapio Soile, Baatout Sarah, Atkinson Mike, Benotmane Mohammed Abderrafi, Sugden Elaine, Zaletel Lorna Zadravec, Ronckers Cecile, Reulen Raoul C., Hawkins Mike M., de Vathaire Florent
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Cumulative Absolute Risk of Subsequent Colorectal Cancer After Abdominopelvic Radiotherapy Among Childhood Cancer Survivors: A PanCareSurFup Study (2024)

Journal of Clinical Oncology
Heymer EJ, Jóźwiak K, Kremer LC, Winter DL, Vathaire F, Sunguc C, Sugden E, Kok JL, Pal HJH, Hjorth L, Jakab Z, Maule MM, Haupt R, Bagnasco F, Terenziani M, Diallo I, Gunnes MW, Sommer G, Zadravec Zaletel L, Kuehni CE, Winther JF, Lähteenmäki PM, Gudmundsdottir T, Allodji RS, Skinner R, Ronckers CM, Hawkins MM, Reulen RC, Teepen JC
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Radiotherapy-induced vascular cognitive impairment 20 years after childhood brain tumor (2023)

Neuro-Oncology
Remes Tiina Maria, Suo-Palosaari Maria Helena, Arikoski Pekka Matti, Harila Marika, Koskenkorva Päivi Katri Tuulikki, Lähteenmäki Päivi Maria, Lönnqvist Tuula Riitta Irmeli, Ojaniemi Marja Katariina, Pohjasniemi Heli, Puosi Riina, Ritari Niina, Sirkiä Kirsti Helena, Sutela Anna Kaarina, Toiviainen-Salo Sanna-Maria, Rantala Heikki Markku Johannes, Harila Arja Helena
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Physical Activity Among Adolescent Cancer Survivors: The PACCS Study (2023)

Pediatrics
Grydeland May, Bratteteig Mari, Rueegg Corina S., Lie Hanne C., Thorsen Lene, Larsen Elna H., Brügmann-Pieper Sabine, Torsvik Ingrid K., Götte Miriam, Lähteenmäki Päivi M., Kriemler Susi, Fridh Martin K., Anderssen Sigmund A., Ruud Ellen
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

Risk of subsequent primary lymphoma in a cohort of 69,460 five-year survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer in Europe: The PanCareSurFup study (2023)

Cancer
Dudley Isabelle M, Sunguc Ceren, Heymer Emma J, Winter David L, Teepen Jop C, Belle Fabiën N, Bárdi Edit, Bagnasco Francesca, Gudmundsdottir Thorgerdur, Skinner Roderick, Michel Gisela, Byrne Julianne, Øfstaas Hilde, Jankovic Momcilo, Mazić Maja Česen, Mader Luzius, Loonen Jaqueline, Garwicz Stanislaw, Wiebe Thomas, Alessi Daniela, Allodji Rodrigue S, Haddy Nadia, Grabow Desiree, Kaatsch Peter, Kaiser Melanie, Maule Milena M, Jakab Zsuzsanna, Gunnes Maria Winter, Terenziani Monica, Zaletel Lorna Zadravec, Kuehni Claudia E, Haupt Riccardo, de Vathaire Florent, Kremer Leontien C, Lähteenmäki Päivi M, Winther Jeanette F, Hjorth Lars, Hawkins Michael M, Reulen Raoul C
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

LOGGIC Core BioClinical Data Bank: Added clinical value of RNA-Seq in an international molecular diagnostic registry for pediatric low-grade glioma patients (2023)

Neuro-Oncology
Hardin Emily C, Schmid Simone, Sommerkamp Alexander, Bodden Carina, Heipertz Anna-Elisa, Sievers Philipp, Wittmann Andrea, Milde Till, Pfister Stefan M, von Deimling Andreas, Horn Svea, Herz Nina A, Simon Michèle, Perera Ashwyn A, Azizi Amedeo, Cruz Ofelia,Curry Sarah, Van Damme An,Garami Miklos, Hargrave Darren,Kattamis Antonis,Kotnik Barbara Faganel, Lähteenmäki Päivi, Scheinemann Katrin, Schouten-van Meeteren Antoinette Y N, Sehested Astrid, Viscardi Elisabetta, Wormdal Ole Mikal, Zapotocky Michal, Ziegler David S,Koch Arend, Hernáiz Driever Pablo, Witt Olaf,Capper David, Sahm Felix, Jones David T W, van Tilburg Cornelis M
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))