Ms Miranda Fidler

 

Doctoral Researcher

Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

miranda-scaled

Contact details

Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Studies
School of Health & Population Sciences
Public Health Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

PhD Title: Long-term adverse outcomes following 5-year survival of childhood, teenage, and young adult cancers.

Supervisors: Professor Mike Hawkins, Dr. Raoul Reulen, and Dr. Clare Frobisher.

Qualifications

  • MSc in Health and Society: Social Epidemiology, University College London, 2012
  • BS in Health Sciences, Boston University, 2011

Biography

Miranda received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences (public health focus) in 2011 from Boston University.  She then went on to complete her Master’s degree in Health and Society: Social Epidemiology at University College London in 2012.  For her Master’s dissertation project, Miranda looked at the relationship between social deprivation and different coronary phenotypes using the Cardiovascular Disease Research Using Linked Bespoke Studies and Electronic Records (CALIBER) database, which combines the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP), Health Episode Statistics (HES), mortality data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), General Practice Research Database (GPRD), and bespoke cohorts. 

Upon completing her Master’sdegree, Miranda began her PhD at the University of Birmingham within the Centre for Childhood Cancer Survivor Study Studies where she is currently working on the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (BCCSS), Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Survivor Study (TYACSS), and the PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-up Studies (PanCareSurFup). 

Miranda’s research will be assessing the long-term risk of adverse outcomes, particularly cardiovascular and respiratory related, following radiotherapy and chemotherapy in 5-year survivors diagnosed with cancer before the age of 40.  Again,Miranda’s research will use electronic health data-linkage through HES and ONS in order to explore further their utilization in epidemiological research.

Research

KEY RESEARCH INTERESTS/THEMES:

  • Childhood cancer
  • Teenage and young adult cancer
  • Survivorship
  • Late effects
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Premature mortality
  • Health inequalities
  • Electronic health records
  • Data-linkage

RESEARCH ACTIVITY:

  • BCCSS
  • The BCCSS is a cohort study of approximately 35,000 five-year survivors of childhood cancer diagnosed in England, Wales, and Scotland from1940-2006.
  • TYACSS
  • The TYACSS is a cohort of approximately 235,000 five-year survivors of teenage and young adult cancers diagnosed in England and Wales from 1971-2006.
  • PanCareSurFup
  • PanCareSurFup is an EU funded European wide study that is assessing the risk of adverse effects of treatment among childhood cancer survivors.

Other activities

MEMBERSHIP:

  • British Association for Cancer Research (BACR)
  • European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Publications

“Long-term cardiac mortality among 5-year survivors of childhood cancer,” presented (oral) at the 14thPanCare Meeting, October 8-10, 2014 Lucerne, Switzerland

“Long-term respiratory mortality among 5-year survivors of childhood, teenage, and young adult cancer,” presented (oral) at the European Symposium on Late Complications after Childhood Cancer, September 15-16, 2014 Edinburgh, Scotland -Won ‘Giulio D’Angio Prize’ for best oral presentation

“Long-term cardiac mortality among 5-year survivors of childhood cancer,” presented (poster) at the European Symposium on Late Complications after Childhood Cancer, September 15-16, 2014 Edinburgh, Scotland

“Long-term outcomes of pediatric bone sarcoma and its treatment using record linkage: a BCCSS study,” presented (poster) at the Cancer Outcomes Conference, June 9-10, 2014 Birmingham, England

“Cohort characteristics and the incidence of subsequent bone cancers in PanCareSurFup,” presented (oral) at the 13thPanCare Meeting, May 12-14, 2014 Wroclaw, Poland

"Health and social outcomes of pediatric bone sarcoma survivors in the British Childhood Cancer Survivor Study," presented (poster) at the 13th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer, June 13-15, 2013 Memphis, TN, USA

Back to top