Survivorship

Original Research, Psychosocial Support Services/Assessment, Survivorship

Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Gynecologic Cancer Survivors: An Overview

Annamma Sam, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX 

Background: Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is one of the most reported unmet needs of cancer survivors, including gynecologic cancer survivors. Greater perceived risk of cancer recurrence has been found [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights, End of Life, Survivorship

The Survivorship Care Plan: More Than Just a Handoff

The survivorship care plan (SCP) is used to assist cancer survivors with the transition from active treatment to the survivorship phase, and according to Staci Oertle, RN, MSN, APN, AOCNP, [ Read More ]

Leukemia and Lymphoma, Survivorship

Lymphoma Survivorship Care: Getting Back to Life After Treatment

With 5-year survival rates for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) at 86% and 71%, respectively, the number of lymphoma survivors is on the rise, but achieving long-term quality [ Read More ]

Category VIII: Survivorship and End of Life, Survivorship

If We Build It Will They Come?

Sandra Miller, MHSM, RN, NE-BC1; Carolyn Allsen, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG2; Sylvia Brown, MS, RN, OCN, CNL, ONN-CG3; Krystie Fenton, BSN, RN, OCN4; Carol Kirton, BSN, RN, OCN5; Angela Sisk, MSN, RN, OCN, AHN-BC6; Deidra Teoh, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG7
1Oncology Service Line; 2Memorial Hermann – The Woodlands; 3Memorial Hermann – The Medical Center; 4Memorial Hermann – Southeast & Pearland; 5Memorial Hermann – Northeast; 6Memorial Hermann – Greater Heights; 7Memorial Hermann – Southwest & Sugar Land 

Background: The American Cancer Society acknowledged an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer diagnoses by the end of 2017. A survivor is defined as, “any person with a history of cancer, from [ Read More ]

Category VIII: Survivorship and End of Life, Survivorship

Impact of Perceived Cognitive Impairment on Work-Related Outcomes in Breast Cancer Survivors

Jill Dodson, LSW, LMHC, LMFT, CCM; Charlotte Howard, MSN, RN, CBCN; Diane Von Ah, PhD, RN, FAAN; Adele Nielsen, BSN, RN; Sarah Dutkevitch, RN, OCN; Susan Storey, PhD, RN, AOCNS
Indiana University Health North Hospital, Carmel, IN 

Significance: Work is central for most adults in the United States, including women with breast cancer. More than 90% of breast cancer survivors (BCS) in the United States return to [ Read More ]

Category VIII: Survivorship and End of Life, Survivorship

The Healthy Forks Survivorship Series…Fighting Cancer One Fork at a Time

Jennifer Fitzgibbon, MS, RDN, CSO, CDN 

Background: Cancer patients must juggle doctor appointments; combat treatment side effects, while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy; and handle financial struggles. Stony Brook is a state-funded healthcare institution; [ Read More ]

Original Research, Survivorship

Cancer Survivorship in Primary Care: Barriers and Recommendations for Improving Care and Outcomes

Katherine C. Chin, RN; Margarita B. Rabinovich, RN
Columbia University School of Nursing
New York, NY 

Background: Due to advances in early cancer detection and treatment, more adults are surviving cancer and living long past the end of treatment. The growing population of cancer survivors exceeds [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Survivorship

The Transformation of Breast Cancer Management

Sharon S. Gentry, RN, MSN, CBCN, CBEC, ONN-CG
Breast Nurse Navigator
Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, NC 

If you are a female in the United States, your lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer is 1 in 8.1 If you are a male, the risk is [ Read More ]

Survivorship

A Model for Survivorship Care Plans at a Large Academic Institution

Andrew Joseph Ward, John Lawrence Bell, Lindsey Jerkins
The Cancer Institute at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN 

Background: In 2014, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer mandated in Standard 3.3 that survivorship care plans (SCPs) be provided for all patients at the completion of active [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Electronically Generating the Treatment Summary (TS) and Survivorship Care Plan (SCP) for Cancer Survivors from a Tumor Registry

Regina Franco, MSN, ANP-C; Matthew F. Hudson, PhD; Mark A. O’Rourke, MD; Julia Yates, RN; Patricia Leighton, MSN Ed OCN; Stephanie Hoopes, RN; Douglas McCormick, MSN, APRN-BC; LeAnn Perkins, MSN, ARNP; Kathleen Brant, CTR
Greenville Health System (GHS), Greenville, SC 

Background: Delivery of a personalized TS/SCP for cancer survivors is a widely endorsed standard of care. Few cancer programs are able to deliver the TS/SCP to more than a small [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Implementation and Evaluation of an Expanded Survivorship Program

Sara Parise, RN, BSN, OCN, CN-BN; Eileen Brennan-O’Neill, RN, BA, OCN; Karen Gleason, RN, BSN, OCN
Northwell Health Cancer Institute, Monter Cancer Center, Lake Success, NY 

Background: The Northwell Health Cancer Institute consists of 12 disease site Centers of Excellence, one being the Breast Cancer Center of Excellence. Under this scope, the survivorship program for breast [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Implementing a Survivorship Program in a Community Hospital–Based Cancer Center to Meet Standard 2.20 for NAPBC Accreditation

Cheryl Syta, RN, MS, AOCNP; Barbara R. McHale, RN, BS, OCN, CBCN; Jessica Sawicki, RN; Jacqueline Dorn, MSW Intern
St. Mary’s Cancer Treatment Center, SPHP, Troy, New York 

Background: The impetus to create a survivorship program at our community hospital–based cancer center was our desire to attain NAPBC accreditation. NAPBC Standard 2.20: a comprehensive breast cancer survivorship care [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Questions for Your Survivorship Appointment: A Tool to Screen for Patient Concerns

Stephanie Merce Boecher, RN, OCN, MSN, BSN, BA1; Julia R. Trosman, PhD, MBA2; Patricia A. Robinson, MD3; Frank J. Penedo, PhD4; Sofia F. Garcia, PhD4; Carol A. Rosenberg, MD5; Rosa Berardi6; Javier Macias, BA7; James Gerhart, PhD8; Sarah L. Oberholz, LCSW9; Shakuntala Shrestha, APN10; Pam Khosla, MD10; Oana C. Danciu, MD11; Rajul Kothari, MD11; William Dale, MD, PhD12; Sheetal Mehta Kircher, MD4; Megan R. Slocum, MMS, PA-C13; Christine B. Weldon, MBA2
1Advocate Health Care; 2The Center for Business Models in Healthcare; 3Loyola University Medical Center; 4Northwestern University; 5NorthShore University HealthSystem; 6The Coleman Foundation; 7Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; 8Rush University Medical Center; 9Mercy Hospital and Medical Center; 10Mount Sinai Hospital; 11University of Illinois at Chicago; 12University of Chicago; 13Cancer Survivorship Institute Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center 

Introduction: Cancer and its treatment can have long-lasting or late-onset effects. A robust survivorship program, founded on distress screening and survivorship care plans as recommended by the Institute of Medicine [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Anthem’s Response Survivorship Medicine: Reimbursement Based on Care Coordination and Patient Outcomes

Chase Doyle 

Survivorship medicine has never been in more demand, but questions regarding reimbursement remain. According to Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD, Staff Vice President, Clinical Strategy, Anthem, if cancer survivorship models are [ Read More ]

Survivorship

A New Paradigm for Survivorship Care: Assessing the Patient’s Priorities

Chase Doyle 

A new paradigm of survivorship care is needed that attempts to balance the patient’s total well-being against the often toxic treatment of the disease, suggests Deborah Korenstein, MD, Director of [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Decision Aids: Facilitating Communication with Cancer Survivors

Chase Doyle 

Linking physicians and patients is a major undertaking, but given the ubiquity of smartphone technology and the rise in app development, the healthcare industry is poised to leverage advances in [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Multidisciplinary Component of Survivorship Care

Chase Doyle 

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) maintains that a multidisciplinary team (MDT) is the cornerstone of quality care, yet despite incentives and interest, little is known about how teams [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Evaluating the Effects of a Physician-Referred Exercise Program on Cancer-Related Fatigue and Quality of Life Among Early Cancer Survivors

Staci Oertle, ANP-BC, MSN, AOCN; Sherry Burrell, PhD, RN, CNE, ACNS-BC; Melanie Pirollo, MS, RN, AOCN 

The number of Americans living with a history of cancer is growing as a result of improved survival rates and the aging US population. As of January 2014, there were [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Transitioning from Oncology Treatment to Primary Care:
An integrative review of young adult cancer survivors

Carolyn Rooney, RN, MSN, OCN, NP-C 

Background Some of the many effects of cancer treatment include fatigue, memory/concentration changes, pain, nervous system abnormalities (eg, neuropathy), lymphedema, swelling, mouth/teeth problems, changes in weight and eating habits, difficulty [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Evaluating the Effects of a Physician-Referred Exercise Program on Cancer-Related Fatigue and Quality of Life Among Early Cancer Survivors

Staci Oertle, ANP-BC, MSN, AOCN; Sherry Burrell, PhD, RN, CNE, ACNS-BC; Melanie Pirollo, MS, RN, AOCN 

Background: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is the most common symptom experienced by cancer patients, and it may persist for years after treatment. CRF is a stressor that often results in poor [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Cancer Survivorship: The Role of the Nurse Navigator

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives & Health Equity, GW Cancer Center, Washington, DC 

To receive credit, complete the posttest at http://ce.lynxcme.com/AONN198-W1 Introduction As of January 2014, nearly 14.5 million Americans were living with a history of cancer.1 Within 10 years, that number is [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Survivorship

Patients’ Views of Follow-Up Care After Treatment for Breast Cancer: A Comparison of 2 Approaches

Samantha Muktar, MBBS, MRCS, BMedSci; Paul T. R. Thiruchelvam, BSC, MBBS, FRCS, PhD; Dimitri Hadjiminas, MPHi, FRCS 

Background: Improved diagnostic methods and treatments for breast cancer have resulted in more survivors requiring follow-up care. Objectives: To assess patients’ views on breast cancer follow-up care and examine the [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Survivorship

Treating Sexual Dysfunction in Breast Cancer Survivors

Chase Doyle 

San Francisco, CA—Sexual dysfunction is prevalent in women with breast cancer, and is a consequence of treatment that pre- and postmenopausal women receive. As reported at the 2015 Breast Cancer [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Survivorship

Addressing Fertility Issues in Patients with Breast Cancer

Chase Doyle 

Fertility and early menopause after cancer can pose challenging emotional and medical issues for patients and their clinicians. Survivors who become infertile because of their cancer treatment are at an [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Survivorship

Knowledge of Previous Treatments and Appreciation of Future Health Concerns Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Grace Makari-Judson, MD; Chandravathi Loke, MD; Deborah Katz, MD; Wilson C. Mertens, MD, MSBA 

Background: Breast cancer survivors’ understanding of treatment and future health risks is needed to gain insight into unmet survivorship needs in this population. Objectives: To assess breast cancer survivors’ recall [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Survivorship

Transitioning Patients After Breast Cancer Treatment: Implementing Survivorship Care Plans

Susan Hope Klein, DNP, FNP-C, OCN; Shelley Y. Hawkins, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP, FAANP 

Background: The success of cancer treatments has resulted in rapid growth in the number of survivors, providing the impetus for the oncology community to examine models of care supporting smooth [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Original Research, Survivorship

Category V: Original Research on Survivorship Programs

Top F1. From Surviving to Thriving After a Cancer Diagnosis with a Community-Based Troy Family YMCA LIVESTRONG Program F2. Meeting the Needs of Jewish Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer with [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Cancer Support Services Outside of Clinical Settings: An Evaluation of LIVESTRONG Foundation’s Cancer Navigation Program

Katherine Treiman, PhD, MPH 

Katherine Treiman, PhD, MPH1; Carla Bann, PhD1; Linda Squiers, PhD1; Bree Hemingway, MPH2; Sarah R. Arvey, PhD2; Emily Eargle, MSSW2; Ruth Rechis, PhD2 1RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC; 2LIVESTRONG [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Physical and Functional Impairments and Physical Therapy Utilization in Cancer Survivors of Puerto Rican Descent

Ann Marie Flores, PT, PhD, CLT 

Ann Marie Flores, PT, PhD, CLT1; Jason Nelson, MPH2; Dinorah Martinez Tyson, PhD3; Rebecca Stephenson, PT, DPT, MS, WCS4; Katherine L. Tucker, PhD5  1Department of Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Movement [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Nuts and Bolts of Survivorship Care Plans

Phoebe Starr 

Advances in cancer treatment have led to a growing number of survivors, with 14.5 million survivors in 2014 and a projection of 19 million survivors by 2124. Survivorship care planning [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Getting Active, Staying Active

Angela Long 

We hear more and more from the growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating the importance of physical activity for cancer prevention, cancer survivorship, and optimal quality of life before, during, [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Original Research, Survivorship

Category V: Original Research on Survivorship Programs

Breast Cancer Survivors Rockin’ for Health Jane Metsker, RN, CBPN St. Joseph Medical Center Background: Women Embracing and Loving Life (WELL) is a healthy lifestyle program started in October 2010 [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights, Breast Cancer, Survivorship

Breast Cancer Navigation and Survivorship

Lisa A. Raedler, PhD, RPh 

Memphis, TN—One of the most popular breakout sessions at the Fourth Annual Conference of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) focused on breast cancer navigation and survivorship. [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights, Nurse Navigation, Survivorship

Cancer Program Standards 2012 R 1.2 Navigation and Survivorship: What’s Happening in the Field?

Lisa A. Raedler, PhD, RPh 

Memphis, TN—The keynote address of the Fourth Annual Conference of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) was delivered by Linda W. Ferris, PhD. Dr Ferris is vice [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Survivorship

Category IV: Original Research

Thriving Again: Development of a Proactive Survivorship Program for Young Jewish Breast Cancer Survivors Sharon Stahl, LMSW; Amy Mines Tadelis, Survivorship Program Supervisor Sharsheret With the American College of Surgeons [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Current State of Care Transitions and Cancer Survivorship

Danelle Johnston, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN 

Introduction: A review of the literature was done to evaluate the current evidence regarding the barriers that influence the transition of care in cancer survivorship and impact patient quality of [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Healthcare Providers’ Knowledge of the Benefits of Cancer Rehabilitation

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Introduction: Cancer survivor numbers are increasing due to enhanced treatment and an aging population; however, survivors often suffer ongoing side effects from cancer and its treatments. Nurses and other key [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Improving Cancer Survivorship for Adolescents and Young Adults

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives & Health Equity, GW Cancer Center, Washington, DC 

Abstract: Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors face challenges of transitioning to adulthood as well as long-term and late effects of cancer and its treatment. These unique AYA survivorship [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Survivorship

Meeting the Needs of Adult and Childhood Cancer Survivors Throughout the Lifespan: Norton Cancer Institute Survivorship Program, a National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program

Christy Roberts, RN, BSN, OCN 

Background: In response to the Institute of Medicine report in 2005, “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition,” the Norton Cancer Institute call to action was to develop [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Abstracts, Survivorship

Perceived Survivorship Needs of Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Lori McArdle, MSN, RN, OCN 

Background: The number of cancer survivors is estimated at 13.5 million1, and the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) requires cancer survivorship care plans that include details regarding patients’ disease and [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Problems and Process in a Study Design—Lessons Learned

Carol Guarnieri, RN, MSN, FNP-C, AOCNS 

Abstract: Healthcare professionals want to ensure that every patient receives quality care throughout the continuum of their cancer illness. In addition, many national organizations have challenged healthcare providers to provide [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights, Survivorship

Inspiring Strong Survivorship Care

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Andy Miller, MHSE, CHES, Vice President of Mission for LIVESTRONG, delivered the advocacy keynote address at our second annual AONN Navigation and Survivorship Con ference in September. Miller oversees LIVESTRONG’s [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights, Survivorship

Survivorship Programs Seek to Ease Transition Back to Primary Care

Rachelle Portner, RN, BSN, BA 

As a result of early detection and advances in treatment, there are more than 12 million cancer survivors in the United States today, and that number will continue to grow. [ Read More ]

AONN+ Conference Highlights, Survivorship

Helping Survivors Navigate Their Way to Better Health Post Cancer

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives & Health Equity, GW Cancer Center, Washington, DC 

The number of US cancer survivors hovers around 12 million today and is projected to grow to 20-million-plus by 2020, creating a critical need for focused patient navigation–oriented strategies for [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Seasons of Survival

Kenneth Miller, MD 

More than 25 years ago, Dr Fitzhugh Mullan described the seasons of survival in a narrative of his personal experience of being diagnosed and treated for cancer and facing the [ Read More ]

Survivorship

A Look At Cancer Survivorship

In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the “Cancer Survivors— United States, 2007” report. The bad news is that cancer still represents a major burden on [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Who Will Care For Cancer Survivors?

Alice Goodman 

With 12 million cancer survivors in the United States and looming shortages of oncologists and PCPs [primary care physicians], the needs of cancer survivors can fall through the cracks,” stated [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Employment Outcomes Among Working-Age Cancer Survivors

Dawn Lagrosa 

Most studies on survivorship and employment have focused on older patients, have not followed patients more than 2 years after diagnosis, or have been limited to one disease site. To [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Biobehavioral/cognitive Behavior Intervention Helps Survivors With Major Depressive Disorder

Dawn Lagrosa 

Patients coping with the stresses of cancer can experience depressive symptoms, with an estimated 22% to 29% of newly diagnosed patients experiencing major depressive disorder (MDD; Raison CL, Miller AH. [ Read More ]

Survivorship

Research Strategies For Health Equality

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives & Health Equity, GW Cancer Center, Washington, DC 

Cancer survivors are living longer and, with more than one-third of the American population experiencing a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, it is critical to focus attention on the long-term [ Read More ]