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For Health Care Professionals

This page provides numerous cancer-related resources for health care professionals. For information regarding cancer types, treatment, clinical trials and links to other National Cancer Institute resources, please go to the NCI home page.

  • ASCO Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Prevention and Management of Symptoms exit disclaimer
    The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) new evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and management of symptoms that affect cancer survivors: neuropathy, fatigue and depression, and anxiety. These are the first three guidelines in a planned series of guidelines on survivorship care.
  • ASCO Clinical Practice Follow-Up Guidelines exit disclaimer
    The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO’s) practice recommendations for specific areas of cancer.
  • NCCN Guidelines for Survivorship exit disclaimer
    The National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s (NCCN’s) survivorship guidelines, which focus on eight common impacts of cancer diagnosis and treatment, and include a sample assessment tool. NCCN is an alliance of 23 cancer centers around the country.
  • MD Anderson Comprehensive Cancer Center exit disclaimer
    Information about follow-up procedures used to monitor cancer survivors is provided. Cancer Center guidelines are discussed for 15 different disease sites.
  • Research-Tested Intervention Programs exit disclaimer
    A searchable database of cancer control interventions and program materials to provide easy and immediate access to research-tested materials.
  • NCI Cancer Bulletin
    An online newsletter published by the National Cancer Institute from January 2004 through January 2013 that provided the latest news about cancer research.

This free series, which took place annually from 2003 until 2012, offered cancer survivors, their families, friends, and health care professionals practical information to help them cope with concerns and issues that arise after treatment ends. The series was a collaboration among the National Cancer Institute, LIVESTRONG, CancerCare, the American Cancer Society, the Intercultural Cancer Council, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

  • 2012 Cancer Survivorship Telephone Workshop Series
    Part I: Using Mind/Body Techniques to Cope with the Stress of Survivorship
    Part II: Recapturing Joy and Finding Meaning
    Part III: Changing Roles and Responsibilities for Caregivers
    Part IV: Managing Post-Treatment Neuropathy
  • 2011 Cancer Survivorship Telephone Workshop Series
    Part I: Chemobrain: The Impact of Cancer Treatments On Memory, Thinking, and Attention
    Part II: Weight Changes After Cancer Treatments: Why Is It Happening and What Can I Do About It?
    Part III: Stress Management for Caregivers: Taking Care of Yourself Physically and Emotionally
    Part IV: Fear of Recurrence and Late Effects: Living With Uncertainty
  • 2010 Cancer Survivorship Telephone Workshop Series
    Part I: Trouble Sleeping: Sleep Better to Feel Better – Tips You Can Use
    Part II: Communicating With Your Health Care Team After Treatment: Making the Most of Your Visit
    Part III: Survivorship and Workplace Transitions
    Part IV Survivors Too: Communicating With and Among Family, Friends and Loved Ones
  • 2009 Cancer Survivorship Telephone Workshop Series
    Part I: Managing the Stress of Survivorship
    Part II: The Importance of Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Part III: Survivors Too: Family, Friends and Loved Ones: Managing the Fatigue of Caregiving
  • 2008 Cancer Survivorship Telephone Workshop Series
    Part I: The Importance of Communicating with Your Doctor about Follow-Up Care
    Part II: Rediscovering Intimacy in Your Relationships following Treatment
    Part III: Survivors Too: Family, Friends and Loved Ones
  • 2007 Cancer Survivorship Telephone Workshop Series
    Part I: Neuropathy and Joint Aches: New Post-Treatment Challenges
    Part II: My Treatment is Over: Why Do I Feel So Alone and Sad?
    Part III: Finding Hope and Meaning After Treatment
  • 2006 Cancer Survivorship Telephone Workshop Series
    Part I: Stress Management Tips for Survivor
    Part II: Is It My Cancer of Am I Getting Older?
    Part III: Managing Your Costs of Recovery
  • 2005 Cancer Survivorship Telephone Workshop Series
    Part I: Care & Wellbeing After Treatment
    Part II: Managing Longterm Lingering Side Effects
    Part III: Health Promoting Behaviors: Things You Can Do