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Plenary Session: Posttreatment Follow-up Care for Cancer Survivors

The growing population of cancer survivors at risk for serious adverse effects after treatment, both psychological and physical, is in need of practitioners who understand the complicated health issues they face. Follow-up care needs vary with the survivor; pediatric, young adult, and older adult cancer survivors all face distinct challenges. Several organizations, including the IOM and American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), with support from LAF, NCCS, and the NCI are working with experts in the field of cancer survivorship to develop and implement comprehensive care plans for cancer survivors. In this session, Dr. Noreen Aziz outlined the challenges faced by and needs of cancer survivors. Dr. Kevin Oeffinger described health issues faced by pediatric cancer survivors. Dr. David Vaughn described a model for adult follow-up care based on a program designed to assist testicular cancer survivors. Dr. Linda Jacobs outlined efforts by the LAF to develop models of adult survivorship care. Dr. Patricia Ganz described the role of ASCO in facilitating integration of IOM recommendations into cancer survivor care plans.

Presentation Materials
Introduction: Why Follow-Up Care Is Important
Noreen Aziz, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Highlights | Presentation (PDF)
Risk-Based Health Care of Pediatric Cancer Survivors
Kevin Oeffinger, M.D.
Highlights | Presentation (PDF)
Follow-up Care in the Adult Survivor Setting
David Vaughn, M.D.
Highlights | Presentation (PDF)
Models of Care for Adult Cancer Survivors
Linda Jacobs, Ph.D., R.N.
Highlights | Abstract (PDF)
Realizing IOM Care Recommendations in Practice
Patricia Ganz, M.D.
Highlights | Abstract (PDF)

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