Long-Term Survivorship Care After Cancer Treatment: Proceedings of a Workshop


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To examine progress in cancer survivorship care since the consensus report From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition, the National Cancer Policy Forum held a workshop, “Long-Term Survivorship Care After Cancer Treatment” on July 24 and July 25, 2017, in Washington, DC. Workshop presentations and discussions highlighted potential opportunities to improve the planning, management, and delivery of cancer survivorship care. Invited experts described the current evidence base on physical and psychosocial well-being in cancer survivorship; family and socioeconomic considerations; models of survivorship care delivery; and policy opportunities to improve cancer survivorship care. The workshop rapporteurs have prepared this proceedings as a factual summation of the workshop presentations and discussions.

Throughout the workshop, cancer survivors and caregivers shared their stories and personal insights on cancer survivorship. Below, see a brief video of workshop participants discussing their experiences as patients and survivors.