Symposium Highlights New Research on the Needs and Care of Cancer Survivors

For immediate release
February 16, 2018

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Alise Fisher
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ORLANDO, Fla. – Nine key studies featuring research on survivorship care will be presented at the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium, taking place February 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. These select abstracts discuss new insights for the care of patients after cancer treatment, including issues of cost, patient engagement, exercise, late effects of cancer, and insomnia.

Experts in survivorship care are available to comment on the studies below.

Abstract 1:
Evaluating the impact of survivorship models on health system resources and costs.

Oral Abstract Session A
Friday, February 16, 2018: 10:45 a.m. - 10:54 a.m. ET
Grand Cypress Ballroom G, Ground Level

Nicole Mittmann, PhD
Cancer Care Ontario/Sunnybrook Research Institute
Toronto, Canada

 

Abstract 22:
Engaging breast cancer survivors in their survivorship care.

Poster Session A
Friday, February 16, 2018: 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET
Friday, February 16, 2018: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ET
Regency Hall, Ground Level

Genevieve Chaput, MD, MA, BA
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

 

Abstract 95:
Effect of physical activity (PA) before and after diagnosis on overall survival (OS) for patients (pts) with lymphoma.

Poster Session A
Friday, February 16, 2018: 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET
Friday, February 16, 2018: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ET
Regency Hall, Ground Level

Andrew Ip, MD
Winship Cancer Institute
Atlanta, Georgia

 

Abstract 98:
Cancer patient interest and perceptions of health behavior change programs.

Poster Session A
Friday, February 16, 2018: 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET
Friday, February 16, 2018: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ET
Regency Hall, Ground Level

Lawson Eng, MD
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Toronto, Canada

 

Abstract 113:
Long-term risk of cardiovascular disease among colorectal cancer survivors in a population-based cohort study.

Oral Abstract Session B
Saturday, February 17, 2018: 10:45 a.m. - 10:54 a.m. ET
Grand Cypress Ballroom G, Ground Level

David Baraghoshi
Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Abstract 114:
Cardiovascular disease risk after treatment-induced primary ovarian insufficiency in female survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma.

Oral Abstract Session B
Saturday, February 17, 2018: 10:55 a.m. - 11:04 a.m. ET
Grand Cypress Ballroom G, Ground Level

Flora Van Leeuwen, PhD
Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Abstract 140:
Behavioral treatment of insomnia in cancer survivors: Early results of a stepped-care trial.

Poster Session B
Saturday, February 17, 2018: 7:00 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. ET
Saturday, February 17, 2018: 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET
Regency Hall, Ground Level

Christopher J. Recklitis, PhD, MPH
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Abstract 146:
Suicide risk among cancer survivors: Head and neck versus other cancers.

Oral Abstract Session B
Saturday, February 17, 2018: 11:20 a.m. - 11:29 a.m. ET
Grand Cypress Ballroom G, Ground Level

Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, MPH
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

 

Abstract 177:
The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) study: A focus on outcomes after cancer in a racially diverse patient population.

Poster Session B
Saturday, February 17, 2018: 7:00 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. ET
Saturday, February 17, 2018: 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET
Regency Hall, Ground Level

Jennifer Lynn Beebe-Dimmer, PhD, MPH
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Detroit, Michigan

 

2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium News Planning Team:
Lewis E. Foxhall, MD, FAAP, American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP); Carol A Rosenberg, MD, FACP, American College of Physicians (ACP); and Timothy D. Gilligan, MD, MSc, FASCO, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

Click here to view the disclosures for the News Planning Team.

 

ATTRIBUTION TO THE 2018 CANCER SURVIVORSHIP SYMPOSIUM IS REQUESTED IN ALL NEWS COVERAGE.

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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 nearly 45,000 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.