2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium Press Program to Feature New Research on Exercise, Mental Health, Late Effects of Cancer

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December 8, 2016

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Co-sponsors of the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium announced today three abstracts that will be highlighted in the meeting’s official Press Program. Researchers will present the findings of these studies in an embargoed presscast for reporters, taking place Monday, January 23, 2017, from 12:00 noon – 1:30 PM (ET).

The following studies will be featured during the presscast:

  • An analysis of the late effects of young thyroid cancer survivors (Abstract 111).
  • A study examining barriers to physical activity after a cancer diagnosis (Abstract 162).
  • A survey investigating psychosocial and mental health issues facing partners of young breast cancer survivors (Abstract 184).

The 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium will take place January 27-28 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. Abstracts presented at the Symposium will focus on efforts to better understand the needs of millions of cancer survivors worldwide, and to develop comprehensive care models that meet those needs. On-site facilities for reporters will include a working newsroom and access to leading experts in survivorship care.

Visit the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium Media Resource Center for instructions on how to register for the meeting, as well as how to participate in the presscast.

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About the Symposium:
Three leading medical specialty societies co-sponsor the Symposium: the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Information about the cosponsors is available on the Symposium website.

About ASCO: 

Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®) is committed to making a world of difference in cancer care. As the world’s leading organization of its kind, ASCO represents more than 40,000 oncology professionals who care for people living with cancer. Through research, education, and promotion of the highest-quality patient care, ASCO works to conquer cancer and create a world where cancer is prevented or cured, and every survivor is healthy. ASCO is supported by its affiliate organization, the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Learn more at www.ASCO.org, explore patient education resources at www.Cancer.Net, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.