Cancer survivorship: Concepts, interventions, and research Book Section

Authors: Damaskos, P.; Parry, C.
Editors: Christ, G.; Messner, C.; Behar, L.
Article/Chapter Title: Cancer survivorship: Concepts, interventions, and research
Abstract: (from the chapter) The number of cancer survivors living in the United States today is estimated to be nearly 12 million, a number continuing to grow due to the combined effects of improved survival rates and of an aging population. This prevalence has been accompanied by increased attention to cancer survivorship in research and policy realms. Between 2003 and 2008, the Institute of Medicine (lOM) produced several key publications addressing the medical and psychosocial issues associated with cancer survivorship, including reports dedicated to whole-patient care and follow-up care delivery for cancer survivors. In 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnered with the Lance Armstrong Foundation to develop a National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship to Advance Public Health Strategies, and the President's Cancer Panel provided recommendations for the standardization of followup care for cancer survivors. Together, this body of reports demonstrated increased pressure on the political, medical, and scientific communities to devote resources to cancer survivorship. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved).
Keywords: cancer survivors; follow-up care; oncology social work; whole-patient care
Book Title: Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer
ISBN: 978-0-19-994192-6
Publisher: Oxford University Press  
Publication Place: New York, NY
Date Published: 2015-01-01
Start Page: 57
End Page: 64
Language: English
ACCESSION: Book: 2015-09212-009
PROVIDER: Ovid Technologies
PROVIDER: psycinfo
Notes: Book Chapter: 9 -- Christ, Grace [Ed ; Messner, Carolyn [Ed ; Behar, Lynn [Ed -- xxxi, 837 -- Source: PsycINFO