Navigation Links
GW Cancer Institute publishes research on challenges faced by adolescent cancer survivors
Date:4/26/2013

WASHINGTON (April 26, 2013) New research out of the George Washington University Cancer Institute (GWCI) focuses on the difficulties of transitioning to adulthood while dealing with the long-term and late effects of cancer and its treatment. The study was recently published in the Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship, titled "Improving Cancer Survivorship for Adolescents and Adults."

Based on information obtained at GWCI's second Cancer Survivorship Research Symposium, the paper summarizes the discussion amongst cancer survivors, caregivers, researchers, clinicians and other healthcare professionals. The goal of the symposium was to identify key issues for survivors and strategize about optimal interventions for improving care and support.

The authors outlined five key areas of need related to health care delivery system challenges: psychosocial impacts, health maintenance needs, employment issues and community-level barriers. They explored current approaches for addressing these concerns and made recommendations about interventions that may improve survivorship care and quality of life for adolescents and young adults.

"The symposium was a great opportunity for those within the cancer community to conduct high level conversations about the real needs of adolescent and young adult cancer survivors," said Mandi Pratt-Chapman, M.A., associate director of GWCI Community Programs and author of the study. "Our hope is that we will identify issues and come up with solutions that will address post treatment needs."


'/>"/>

Contact: Lisa Anderson
lisama2@gwu.edu
202-994-3121
George Washington University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. New Stool Test Might Aid in Early Detection of Colon Cancer
3. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
4. How a cancer drug leads to diabetes
5. You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health
6. New drug prevents spread of human prostate cancer cells
7. Eliminating the good cholesterol receptor may fight breast cancer
8. Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
9. Experimental Chemo Combo for Colon Cancer Disappoints
10. Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study
11. Targeted therapeutics for colon cancer to be presented at AACR meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Every year 220 Mississippi kids are diagnosed ... children. The wishes provide hope and motivation through positive experiences while they ... Brent Wilson said, “In 2016, the organization will grant 50% of wishes deemed ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Long Island’s fastest growing comprehensive ... noted Long Island eye surgeon, Kathleen Van Valkenburg, MD as part of their ongoing ... Martin, MD, medical director and managing partner of North Shore Eye Care. , ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... TIME for ... safety – today announced a new partnership to reach nearly 1 million children with ... in an instant and is the leading cause of accidental death in children one ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , ... May 05, 2016 , ... In honor of ... is encouraging people all over the United States to thank a nurse who's made ... Healthcare will donate $5 to the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties (up ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... ... will celebrate its three-year anniversary on May 14 by giving away a free treatment ... To date, the Lung Institute has treated over 2,000 people at their five clinics across ... success of this treatment and to the patients who refuse to give up,” says Lung ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 4, 2016 ... "Global Cancer Stem Cell Therapy Market Outlook 2020" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) , ,Recombinant technology has improved ... are expected to be developed in coming years. Many ... techniques. Cancer stem cell therapies are also expected to ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016  As a teenager, an ... rheumatic fever, which damaged his heart. He continued enjoying ... by June 2013, Shepherd,s heart was giving out and ... On June 20, 2013, the Mesa, Arizona ... Heart (TAH-t). Like a heart transplant, the SynCardia TAH-t ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016   BIOTRONIK , ... today announced Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval ... that provides heart failure patients with access to ... also have remote monitoring with daily automatic transmission ... heart rate in response to physiological demands. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: