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Focus on survivorship care for cancer patients: Institute of Medicine

Although there has been progress, many recommendations from the 2006 report have not been fully implemented, researchers note in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Cancer Survivors  |  Cancer  |  Cancer Treatment


As a growing number of people live decades after a cancer diagnosis, doctors and scientists are developing treatment guidelines for survivors. But a US report suggests more work is needed to improve the consistency and quality of survivorship care. It’s been more than a decade since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its seminal 2006 report on adult cancer survivors. The report galvanised the cancer care community, calling for a shift in thinking to focus not just on treating tumours but also on minimising lifelong medical problems that can be caused by malignancies or by ...

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First Published: Sat, December 22 2018. 21:38 IST