The International Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group (IGHG) is a collaborative endeavor, founded in 2010. The IGHG develops international guidelines for the long-term follow-up of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors. IGHG main goal is to establish a common vision and integrated strategy for the surveillance of chronic health problems and subsequent cancers in childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors. By international collaboration in guideline development, IGHG aims to reduce duplication of effort, optimize the quality of care, and improve quality of life for childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors. More information about IGHG and the different guidelines.
Children, adolescent and young adult cancer patients are at increased risk for fertility impairment if treatment adversely impacts reproductive organ function. In collaboration with the PanCareLIFE Consortium, IGHG developed fertility preservation recommendations, including guidance on risk assessment, fertility preservation options and communication and ethical considerations. Explore IGHG fertility preservation recommendations:
- Female fertility preservation recommendations
- Male fertility preservation recommendations
- Recommendations for communication and ethical considerations
- See The Lancet Oncology for IGHG publications series on Fertility Preservation.