American Society of Clinical Oncology Statement: Achieving High-Quality Cancer Survivorship Care

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 7th, 2013 | No comments

American Society of Clinical Oncology Statement: Achieving

High-Quality Cancer Survivorship Care

ASCO

Mary S. McCabe, Smita Bhatia, Kevin C. Oeffinger, Gregory H. Reaman, Courtney Tyne, Dana S. Wollins, and Melissa M. Hudson

Introduction:

Over the past several decades, the number of cancer survivors has increased dramatically as a result of improved early detection of first malignancies and effective therapies. There are more than 13 million cancer survivors in the United States today. This number is expected to reach 18 million by 2022. These data underscore the public health magnitude of cancer survivorship and the importance of efforts to characterize and address the health concerns of cancer survivors.

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