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Appendix B: American Society of Clinical Oncology Press Release
Pages 186-190

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From page 186...
... new survivorship report, From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition, being released at a press conference today. The symposium will highlight strategies for implementing a central recommendation from the IOM report: the "Cancer Survivorship Care Plan." The Cancer Survivorship Care Plan is a tool that would summarize critical information needed for the survivor's long-term care.
From page 187...
... Ganz, MD, co-chair of ASCO's Survivorship Task Force and a member of the IOM committee that wrote the report. "Such a plan would allow oncology professionals and patients to work together to develop an individual care plan that summarizes the disease and treatment information patients need ensure high-quality, long-term medical care." Other discussions at the symposium will address building bridges between oncology and primary care providers; developing and testing models of survivorship care; guideline development and quality improvement; professional education and training; making better use of psychosocial and community support services and addressing employment and insurance issues; and clinical and health services research issues.
From page 188...
... · New Survivorship Track at ASCO Annual Meeting: ASCO also will provide educational opportunities to healthcare providers on survivor ship through sessions in a new "Patient and Survivor Care" track at its Annual Meeting in June 2006. One session in this expanded track will focus on how to write a "Survivorship Prescription," which will highlight the IOM recommendations for outlining a follow-up care plan.
From page 189...
... , the preeminent, peerreviewed, medical journal on clinical cancer research, and produces People Living With Cancer ( , an award-winning website providing oncologist-vetted cancer information to help patients and families make informed healthcare decisions.

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