The Kirchhoff Research Group has a collective goal of understanding and improving the health of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancer survivors. Using the definition from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), we define a cancer survivor as any person diagnosed with cancer from the time of diagnosis until the end of life.
We aim to understand survivors’ health care costs, quality of life, and other outcomes with the goal of using this information to design interventions to support and educate cancer survivors.
The Kirchhoff Research Group is located at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) in the Cancer Control and Population Sciences research program. Our team conducts research projects with pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancer patients and survivors at HCI, Primary Children’s Hospital, and Intermountain Healthcare. We have received funding support from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and Hyundai Hope on Wheels.