Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Health Personnel; Humans; Massachusetts; Neoplasms; Patient Care Planning; Personal Satisfaction; Public Health Administration; Quality of Life; Risk Factors
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Preventative Medicine
Cancer survivors face numerous medical and psychosocial challenges, which the medical and public health systems are ill-equipped to deal with. In May 2008, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition conducted a Survivorship Summit to elicit input from cancer survivors and professionals on developing system-level action plans for cancer survivorship issues. We describe how health care and public health professionals can implement similar events. Our results suggest that a cancer survivorship summit can be a valuable tool for cancer coalitions and advocacy organizations in determining survivorship agendas and action plans.
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Citation: Lemon SC, Prout MN, Barnett JB, Flynn MS. Developing and implementing the Massachusetts Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition Survivorship Summit. Prev Chronic Dis 2010;7(1):A22. Link to article on publisher's website