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2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium

survivorship

Survivorship Care in Manitoba: Transition Appointments and Follow-up Care Plans

Working with specialized oncology teams, a provincial agency in Manitoba, Canada, has developed standardized care plans and guidelines for cancer survivors that are implemented in a transition appoint...

breast cancer
survivorship

Patient and Provider Engagement With Healthy Lifestyle Information

Most young women diagnosed with breast cancer are not physically active in the months after a cancer diagnosis, but physical activity increased over time. According to data presented at the 2016 Cance...

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Study Finds Abnormal Insulin and Glucose Dynamics in Childhood Survivors Treated With Abdominal Radiation

An ongoing pilot study, designed to assess dynamic indices of insulin and glucose homeostasis in childhood cancer survivors exposed to abdominal radiation, has found a variety of derangements in gluco...

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Clinic-Based Weight-Loss Intervention Successful in Cancer Survivors

A randomized clinical trial examining the effect of a 15-week healthy living program on weight loss in cancer survivors showed a 5.3% decrease in baseline body weight in those participating in the pro...

survivorship
thyroid cancer

Detection of Thyroid Cancer Most Cost-Effective With Physical Examination, Not Ultrasound Screening

A study evaluating annual physical examination as a screening method to detect thyroid cancer in cancer survivors exposed to neck radiation has shown a substantial cost reduction compared with ultraso...

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Bridging the Medical Gap in Long-Term Cancer Survivorship Care

Although more people than ever before are surviving cancer—there are currently 14.5 million cancer survivors, and that number is expected to climb to 19 million by 20241—they often experience long-las...

survivorship

Surveillance for Recurrence and Second Cancers: Guidelines and Caveats

Striking the right balance between under- and oversurveillance of cancer survivors is challenging, and oncology providers are best served by knowing and following guidelines—though they can change oft...

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breast cancer

Craig E. Pollack, MD, on Low-Income Breast Cancer Survivors: Clinical Trial Results

Craig E. Pollack, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, discusses a study of survivorship care plans for this special population (Abstract 1).

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breast cancer

Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, on Breast Cancer Survivorship in Young Women

Jennifer A. Ligibel, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses the physical activity behaviors and weight changes in a study cohort of young women with breast cancer (Abstract 166).

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Lewis E. Foxhall, MD, on Communication and Coordination of Survivorship Care

Lewis E. Foxhall, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, summarizes this session in which presenters covered a range of issues, including the medical home, tools to facilitate commu...

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Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH, on the Science of Survivorship

Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, discusses long-term and late effects experienced by cancer survivors.

survivorship

Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD, on Highlights of the ASCO Survivorship Symposium

Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, summarizes the main take-home messages of the conference.

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Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH, on Fatigue and Sleep Disturbances

Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses these side effects and some practical approaches to managing them with educational, medical, behavioral, and lifestyle in...

survivorship
thyroid cancer

Dana Barnea, MD, on Screening Survivors for Thyroid Cancer

Dana Barnea, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses data that suggest annual palpation of the thyroid is an adequate and safe means of screening childhood and young adult cancer surv...

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Mary S. McCabe, RN, on Risk-Based Health Care of Cancer Survivors

Mary McCabe, RN, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses various models of delivering survivorship care.

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Tara O. Henderson, MD, MPH, on Cancer Survivors With Complex Medical Needs

Tara O. Henderson, MD, MPH, of the University of Chicago, summarizes a session on the multidisciplinary approaches to survivors with medical needs beyond cancer treatment.

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lymphoma

Erin Elizabeth Hahn, PhD, MPH, on Hodgkin Lymphoma: Post-Treatment Services

Erin Elizabeth Hahn, PhD, MPH, of Kaiser Permanente Southern California, discusses the use of recommended post-treatment services for adolescent and young adult Hodgkin lymphoma survivors (Abstract 10...

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Rachel Lynn Yung, MD, on Weight-Loss Intervention in Obese Survivors

Rachel Lynn Yung, MD, of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, discusses her study of a clinic-based intervention for overweight cancer survivors, which resulted in weight loss and improvements in fitness...

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Kerri M. Winters-Stone, PhD, on Peripheral Neuropathy: High Prevalence Among Female Survivors

Kerri M. Winters-Stone, PhD, of Oregon Health and Science University, discusses the results of her study, which showed that, years after treatment, nearly half of women cancer survivors still have sym...

survivorship

Tim A. Ahles, PhD, on Neurocognitive Late Effects

Tim A. Ahles, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses “chemobrain” and what can be done to help patients cope with this symptom.

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Patricia A. Ganz, MD, on Looking Beyond the Scans: What to Look For and How

Patricia A. Ganz, MD, of the University of California at Los Angeles, discusses the limited sensitivity and specificity of surveillance testing for cancer recurrence and finding a better way to reassu...

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