Welcome to the Office of Cancer Survivorship Program, DCCPS

The NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) works to enhance the quality and length of survival of all persons diagnosed with cancer and to prevent, minimize, or manage adverse effects of cancer and its treatment.


 

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Upcoming Meeting

Enhancing Capacity for Primary Care Research in Cancer Survivorship: A Workshop for Action

February 2024 – The NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship is conducting a virtual event, Enhancing Capacity for Primary Care Research in Cancer Survivorship: A Workshop for Action, on February 28, 2024, to discuss research needs for addressing the intersection between primary care and cancer survivorship. Learn more and register.

Publication

Financial Toxicity among People with Metastatic Cancer: Findings from the Cancer Experience Registry

In this recent publication, OCS Deputy Director Dr. Michelle Mollica and coauthors found that financial toxicity among cancer survivors living with metastatic cancer was associated with postponement of medical visits and supportive care services, as well as suboptimal medication adherence. Read more.

Upcoming Presentation

OCS Director’s Series Presents Partnership: A Mission and an Imperative for Health Equity-Focused Survivorship Research and Engagement

March 2024 – Join the NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship for this upcoming OCS Director’s Series webinar. On March 5, 2024, from 2-3 p.m. ET, Dr. Timiya S. Nolan will present Partnership: A Mission and an Imperative for Health Equity-Focused Survivorship Research and Engagement, and Loretta Herring will share her experiences as an advocate. Register now.

Upcoming Presentation

OCS Director's Series Presents Forward-thinking: Progress, Gaps, and Impact in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship

April 2024 Register now for this upcoming OCS Director’s Series webinar. On April 9, 2024, from 2-3 p.m. ET, Dr. John M. Salsman will present Forward-thinking: Progress, Gaps, and Impact in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship, and Dr. Lauren Ghazal will share her experiences as an advocate.

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About The Office of Cancer Survivorship

An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of life. There are many types of survivors, including those living with cancer and those free of cancer. This term is meant to capture a population of those with a history of cancer rather than to provide a label that may or may not resonate with individuals.

OCS works to promote a better understanding of unique needs of the growing population of cancer survivors, and to enhance our ability to address them.

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