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Survivorship


A new study has found that partners of colorectal cancer survivors experienced long-term financial toxicity that was associated with worse health-related quality of life due to systems- and individual-level behavioral factors. Read More ›

The number of cancer survivors continues to increase in the United States, which can be attributed to a growing and aging population, as well as recent advances in diagnosis and treatment. The Institute of Medicine advises that every cancer survivor receive a survivorship care plan summarizing his or her diagnosis, treatment, and recommendations regarding follow-up care. Read More ›

For most patients with early-stage testicular germ cell tumors, surgery is curative and mitigates the risk for long-term toxicities associated with chemotherapy and radiation, according to results presented by Clint Cary, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Urology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, at the 2020 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium. Read More ›

Prescription Drug Use High Among Survivors of Childhood Cancers
Childhood cancer therapy can be a double-edged sword; it often leads to a cure, but long after treatment ends, some survivors have treatment-related side effects. Read More ›

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. Read More ›

The job of the oncology medical team is to put out the fire, stop the emergency, and save the patient’s life. Read More ›

Linking physicians and patients is a major undertaking, but given the ubiquity of smartphone technology and the rise in app development, the healthcare industry is poised to leverage advances in communication and information exchange. Read More ›

A new paradigm of survivorship care is needed that attempts to balance the patient’s total well-being against the often toxic treatment of the disease, suggests Deborah Korenstein, MD, Director of Clinical Effectiveness, Memorial Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY Read More ›

Cancer survivors with chronic diseases are falling through the cracks, said Sarah Scarpace, PharmD, MPH, BCOP, at the 11th annual Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association conference. When oncologists are no longer managing chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, a window of opportunity exists for pharmacists to become involved in multidisciplinary cancer survivorship team models. Read More ›

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