Upcoming Symposium to Feature New Research on Physical Activity, Sexual Aids, Follow-Up Care for Cancer Survivors

For immediate release
January 29, 2018


Alise Fisher

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Co-sponsors of the 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium announced today five 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, February 12, 2018, from 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. ET.

The following studies will be featured during the presscast:

  • An analysis of the factors contributing to adolescent and young adult cancer survivors not seeking follow-up care (Abstract 29).
  • Four-year outcomes from a randomized controlled trial evaluating an exercise intervention during treatment for people with breast and colon cancers (Abstract 99).
  • A randomized controlled clinical trial exploring a web-based exercise intervention for adolescent survivors of childhood cancer (Abstract 102).
  • A randomized control trial exploring the impact of exercise on regaining arm mobility after lymph node surgery in women with breast cancer (Abstract 123).
  • A study investigating the availability of supportive care sexual aids and resources for cancer survivors at U.S. cancer centers (Abstract 134).

The 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium will take place February 16-17 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida. 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 2018 Cancer Survivorship Symposium Media Resource Center for instructions on how to register for the meeting, as well as how to participate in the presscast.

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).

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About the American Academy of Family Physicians:
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and its chapters represent more than 129,000 family physician, resident, and medical student members. The organization assists family practices in improving the health of patients, families, and communities by advancing the specialty of family medicine. Visit aafp.org to learn more.

About the American College of Physicians:
The American College of Physicians (ACP) has 152,000 members, including internists, internal medicine subspecialists, and medical students, residents, and fellows. The organization is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States and is dedicated to helping apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults. To learn more, visit acponline.org.

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.