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Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

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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 | Preventive 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.


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

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Preventing chronic disease

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