Researchers and clinicians have sought the best ways to implement survivorship care plans (SCPs) after cancer treatment. Despite the strong consensus-based recommendation by the Institute of Medicine and other influential stakeholders, limited evaluation data continue to be a barrier to successful implementation of the guideline.
While many hospital-based survivorship programs have been developed in large cancer centers, it is important
to understand how cancer support services can be delivered in small rural communities. The purpose of this
article is to describe how contextual factors have influenced the development and evaluation of a cancer navigation
and support program in a small Texas border community.