Navigation Links
Fox Chase Cancer Center leads efforts to establish national standards for survivorship care
Date:3/19/2012

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (March 18, 2012)People are living longer with and after a cancer diagnosis, making survivorship clinics and programsas well as official guidelines and practices governing the care of survivorsan important emerging component of modern cancer care. Many institutions are looking to gather these resources into an easily understandable plan for their survivors.

"Cancer survivors face a lot of unique and very specific challenges," says Crystal S. Denlinger, M.D., a medical oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center who will present on best practices in cancer survivorship at the NCCN 17th Annual Conference: Clinical Practice Guidelines & Quality Cancer Care on March 18. "In oncology medicine, there has been a much more concerted effort to address these needs in a systematic way."

Denlinger has been leading efforts for the last five years to enhance survivorship care at Fox Chasea founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and a national leader in the movement towards better survivorship care. She spearheaded the development of the Center for Survivorship at Fox Chase, which collects in-house and by-referral resources to provide comprehensive survivorship care to the Center's patient population.

At the presentation, Denlinger and her colleagues will address best practices and the major elements of survivorship care. They will cite the most current research on survivorship, which includes recently released guidelines from the American Cancer Society on nutrition and physical activity and the American College of Sports Medicine on exercise. The goal of such guidelines is to shepherd the survivor through the four "seasons of survival," which include acute, transitional, extended and permanent survivorshipor the path from diagnosis to remission and beyond.

Denlinger notes that even patients with metastatic disease have unique survivorship care needs.

"Some people are considered cured after treatment and others will continue to live with their cancer," she says. "Just because you're living with cancer doesn't mean you're not a survivor. We need to address the unique needs of both populations."

Denlinger is currently working to develop Fox Chase's own survivorship care plan, which will be a printed packet that is tailored to each patient, summarizing therapy and making recommendations based on the patient's specific case. She will also be working with other members of the NCCN network over the next year to establish a full panel on cancer survivorship in time for next year's conference.

"Fox Chase's efforts in this area will continue to evolve as awareness about survivors' needs increases and we continue to focus more on life with and after cancer," Denlinger says.

Cancer accreditation organizations are increasing their focus on survivorship as well, Denlinger says, and may soon include survivorship care plans in their requirements.

Denlinger will be joined at the NCCN discussion by Terry S. Langbaum, M.A.S., from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, who will discuss survivorship from the survivor perspective, and Mary S. McCabe, R.N., M.A., of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, who will address the importance of the survivorship care plan.


'/>"/>

Contact: Diana Quattrone
Diana.Quattrone@fccc.edu
215-728-7784
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Psychologists chase down sleep demons
2. Fox Chase researchers improve accuracy of IMRT delivery in post-prostatectomy patients
3. Fox Chase Gleason scores better predict prostate cancers recurrence after radiation
4. Fox Chase researchers identifiy more accurate treatment delivery for robotic radiosurgery system
5. Fox Chase researchers identify new mechanism used by cells to reverse silenced genes
6. Fox Chase Cancer Center signs agreement with Life Technologies Corp.
7. Study: Lowering cost doesnt increase hearing aid purchases
8. Fox Chase researchers find that fish oil boosts responses to breast cancer drug tamoxifen
9. Fox Chase researchers report that naproxen reduces tumors in a mouse model of colon cancer
10. Fox Chase scientists report interplay between cancer and aging in mice
11. Fox Chase researchers develop a screen for identifying new anticancer drug targets
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... Opelousas, LA (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... of St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes. The purpose of these scholarships is to ... to encourage those individuals to seek employment within these two parishes. , “We ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 12, ... ... nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving ... patient services – hosted over 250 members of South Florida’s philanthropic community at ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... 29, 2016 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST, http://www.fdanews.com/fixeddosecombination ... the life cycle of pharmaceutical products, garnering increased attention from all stakeholders in ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 2016 , ... As a former television executive, owner Tal Rabinowitz knows how ... to decompress, Rabinowitz found herself drawn to a casual meditation class while working at ... life, implementing a 20-minute-per-day meditation practice with her team. After her tenure at NBC, ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... T.E.N., a technology and ... the ISE Southeast Awards 2016. Finalists and winners of the ISE® Awards for ... Forum and Awards Gala on March 15, 2016 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- The primary goal of this research is to ... usage of liquid biopsy. Key information the survey seeks ... of liquid biopsy adoption amidst future users - Predominantly ... - Sample inflow to conduct liquid biopsy tests - ... so on. - Correlation analysis of sample type and ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Calif. , Feb. 11, 2016  Walgreens has ... across 39 states and Washington, D.C. ... a move that was commended by shareholder advocacy organization As ... at As You Sow. "Many people hold on to unneeded ... which can have tragic consequences." --> Conrad ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG ), the leading ... birth tissues, human skin and bone, and patent-protected processes ... and therapies, announced today that it will present at ... New York , NY.  Parker H. ... , Chief Financial Officer and Chris Cashman , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: