Survivorship

Members of the ACCC IO Institute Executive Committee discuss why it’s essential to accommodate the unique side-effect profile for immunotherapy patients in survivorship care plans. (features Linda House, RN, BSN, MSM; and Jennie Crews, MD, MMM, FACP)

 

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The dawn and evolution of immunotherapies have given rise to a new class of cancer survivors whose novel experience with these treatments require new tools and resources in survivorship. However, these patients are not typical candidates for receiving traditional survivorship care plans or resources. Current Commission on Cancer standards do not require cancer programs and practices to provide survivorship services to patients treated with immunotherapies. ACCC has created templates to help guide your programs and patients needs.
Explore Survivorship Templates

 

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Survivorship in the Era of IO Lecture Series
Expert panels discuss the unique survivorship needs of IO patients, including improving care coordination and communication within the multidisciplinary team and how to meet patients’ psychosocial and physical well-being needs.


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  • [Publication] Survivorship Care Plans for Patients Receiving Immunotherapy
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