Shades of Survivorship

Authors: Elyse R. Park PhD, MPH, Jeffrey Peppercorn MD, MPH and Areej El-Jawahri MD
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Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH, is clinical health psychologist and health services researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). An Associate Professor in Psychiatry at MGH, her research is conducted at the MGH Mongan Institute for Health Policy Center. She is the Associate Director of Survivorship Research & Psychosocial Services and directs behavioral health research for the MGH Tobacco Research & Treatment Center and the MGH Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. She co-chairs the ECOG-ACRIN Health Promotion Subcommittee within the Cancer Control and Survivorship Committee, to advance a program of health promotion research within the community-based oncology clinics in the National Clinical Trials Network. She is a member of the NCCN Smoking Cessation panel committee and the ASCO Tobacco Task Force. Dr. Park is past chair of the American Cancer Society's Psychosocial and Behavioral Research Review Committee. She receives funding from the NCI (K24CA197382).

The ideas and viewpoints expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily represent any policy, position, or program of NCCN.

Jeffery Peppercorn, MD, MPH, is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the MGH Cancer Survivorship Program. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Peppercorn obtained his MD at Harvard Medical School and MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed residency training at MGH and his medical oncology training through the Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care Oncology Fellowship Program. In addition, he completed the Medical Ethics Fellowship at Harvard University. Dr. Peppercorn has published more than 150 papers and chapters related to breast cancer, bioethics, and cancer survivorship. He serves on the NCCN Survivorship Committee and is a member of the JNCCN Executive Editorial Board.

Areej El-Jawahri, MD, is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Survivorship Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Associate Director of Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center Survivorship Program. Dr. El-Jawahri's research focuses on improving the quality of life and care for patients with hematologic malignancies and their families, and addressing their palliative and supportive care and survivorship needs.

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