Survivorship

The number of cancer survivors is increasing. To keep up with this trend, survivorship care must evolve and become more efficient, insists Jennifer R. Klemp, PhD, MPH, MA, Director, Cancer Survivorship, University of Kansas Cancer Center, Westwood. Read Article ›

Childhood cancer therapy can be a double-edged sword: it often leads to a cure, but long after treatment ends, some cancer survivors are still suffering its side effects Read Article ›

As a result of the differences in biology, access to care, and psychosocial and socioeconomic circumstances, adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer face distinct challenges compared with their adult counterparts. At the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, Emily S. Tonorezos, MD, MPH, General Internist, Adult Long-Term Follow-Up Program, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, discussed gaps in research and treatment in this vulnerable patient population, while proposing solutions to improve AYA survivorship care. Read Article ›

Innovation takes time, especially when it comes to cancer research. However, delays in the adoption of novel oncology treatments can have a significant impact on patient health, reported Jason Shafrin, PhD, Director of Healthcare Quality and Value-Based Research Methods, and Senior Research Economist, Precision Health Economics, Los Angeles, CA, who presented the results of a geographic-based analysis of claims data at the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium. Read Article ›

ith an estimated 15.5 million cancer survivors living in the United States, caring for survivors is becoming an unmet need, suggesting an increased need for continuing education for oncology and primary care providers that is better focused on this growing population and the special needs associated with survivorship. Read Article ›






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