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Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research
February 16, 2018 - February 17, 2018
As a result of the progress in cancer care, more people are surviving cancer than ever before. There are now 13.7 million cancer survivors living in the United States, and millions more around the world. By 2022, that number is expected to increase by 35%. Although the growing number of survivors is a welcome sign of progress, this trend also presents a challenge because many of these individuals require significant, ongoing care, such as surveillance for cancer recurrence, screening for new cancers, and care for the long-term effects of their initial treatment.
Because uniform standards for the care of survivors have not been fully established, significant efforts are required to understand the needs of survivors and to develop models of comprehensive, coordinated care that meet those needs. The symposium will provide information about survivorship issues that both primary care physicians and oncologists are faced with throughout the cancer care continuum. The Symposium represents an innovative approach to education and patient care.