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ASCO Releases First Three Guidelines on Cancer Survivorship Care

"The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued three evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the prevention and management of symptoms that affect many cancer survivors—neuropathy, fatigue and depression, and anxiety. The guidelines are the first three in a planned series of guidelines on survivorship care. The recommendations reinforce the need to care for the both physical and psychological needs of cancer survivors."


"The release of these guidelines come at a time when the number of people with a history of cancer in the United States has increased dramatically, from 3 million in 1971 to about 13.7 million today. Despite these important gains, cancer survivors still face a range of long-term challenges from their disease and its treatment.  Cancer survivors face an increased risk for other health problems, premature mortality and side-effects from treatment.  The transition from active treatment to post-treatment care is critical to optimal long-term health. If care is not planned and coordinated, cancer survivors are left without knowledge of their heightened risks and a follow-up plan of action.


"In addition to the guidelines, Cancer.Net, ASCO’s patient information website, has updated information for survivors that is based on ASCO’s latest recommendations."

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ASCO  |  Apr 14, 2014

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Great.  More guidelines.  How much money is spent on research, writing, studies and more to get to the finding that there is a, "need to care for the both physical and psychological needs of cancer survivors."  At some point, information must be turned into action - and many recommendations in survivorship these days come with mandates but no resources to implement or processes by which to initiate.


Cancer survivorship needs more funding and more insurance coverage, not more recommendations  - most of which have already been well documented and published for over a decade.  

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ASCO Sets Up Framework to Improve Cancer Care

ASCO Sets Up Framework to Improve Cancer Care | Lung Cancer Dispatch | Scoop.it

"A new report, published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in the Journal of Oncology Practice and presented in part via a live Webcast in Washington, DC, outlined the current and future challenges of cancer care in the United States. An increasing cost of care and demand for quality care, growing cancer patient and cancer survivor populations, and a decreasing oncology workforce are all contributing to a challenging environment for cancer care."

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Cancer Network  |  Mar 19, 2014

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Cancer Experts Organization Decries Cuts in Biomedical Research Funding

Cancer Experts Organization Decries Cuts in Biomedical Research Funding | Lung Cancer Dispatch | Scoop.it

Over 200 medical research advocacy organizations urged the U.S. Congress to invest in biomedical research during the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day. In a statement supporting the event, the president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) criticized cuts in federal funding for biomedical research. He referenced a recent survey showing that three-quarters of cancer researchers report that the current federal funding situation is negatively impacting their ability to conduct research, more than one-third have had to lay off skilled staff, and many young researchers are choosing to leave the field. These difficulties undermine the promise of recent scientific advances that would otherwise offer the prospect of significant progress against cancer.

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ASCO: ‘Smaller, Smarter’ Cancer Trials Will Yield More Meaningful Results

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"ASCO recently released new recommendations designed to increase the likelihood of 'clinical meaningful outcomes' in trials for advanced pancreatic, lung, breast and colon cancers.


"The recommendations — developed by the ASCO Cancer Research Committee in conjunction with other experts and patient advocates, and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology — establish OS goals for clinical trial designs that are intended to significantly extend the lives of people with cancer."

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Research Achieves Significant Progress in the Fight Against Cancer

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A report released by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) emphasizes the noteworthy progress made in the understanding and treatment of cancer in recent years. Cancer death rates have declined 21% among men and 12% among women since the 1990s. A better understanding of the genetic makeup of different cancers helps guide individualized treatment. Research has also yielded first-ever therapies for several treatment-resistant cancers. Targeted immunotherapy lets patients harness their own immune system to fight their cancer. However, due to a growing and aging population, new cancer cases in the U.S. are predicted to increase 40% by 2030. The report’s authors warn that stagnant funding in the wake of federal budget cuts could stall further advances in cancer research.

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