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Lillie D. Shockney

The publication of the 2006 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition, brought a new challenge for cancer centers and oncology specialists across the country. 1 The report strongly

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Daniel L. Hall and Jeffrey M. Peppercorn

Insomnia is among the most prevalent and debilitating problems faced by cancer survivors, affecting 30% to 60% of adults diagnosed with cancer. 1 Having insomnia places patients with cancer at greater risk of impaired mental health (ie, major

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Sarah A. Birken and Deborah K. Mayer

the seminal report, “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition,” which identified the transition from active treatment to life after treatment as a time fraught with problems for survivors seeking and obtaining appropriate, high

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Grace L. Smith, Maria A. Lopez-Olivo, Pragati G. Advani, Matthew S. Ning, Yimin Geng, Sharon H. Giordano and Robert J. Volk

expenditures of adult cancer survivors aged <65 years in the United States . Cancer 2011 ; 117 : 2791 – 2800 . 21656757 10.1002/cncr.25835 10. Finkelstein EA , Tangka FK , Trogdon JG , . The personal financial burden of cancer for the working

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demographic—while also recognizing that people in some demographics may face additional obstacles to quality cancer care.” “Cancer survivors are more than their age, gender, or disease,” explained keynote speaker Jan S. White, Cancer Survivor and Patient

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Nina Wagner-Johnston

- 7 When surveyed about the relative importance of fatigue compared with other symptoms, patients with advanced cancer ranked fatigue as the most important. 8 Fatigue continues to challenge cancer survivors and, compared with those without cancer, is

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Crystal S. Denlinger

-half (47%) are aged 70 years or older. As this population grows, an emphasis on improving the overall well-being of cancer survivors through management of late and long-term treatment effects, promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors, and coordinated care

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Tara B. Sanft and Jamie H. Von Roenn

: 205 – 212 . 7 Rowland JH Bellizzi KM . Cancer survivors and survivorship research: a reflection on today’s successes and tomorrow’s challenges . Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 2008 ; 22 : 181 – 200 . 8 Epsey DK Wu XC Swan J

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Marcie R. Reeder

patients with cancer. The NCCN Foundation was initially chaired by Sam Donaldson, ABC News veteran and a cancer survivor, and is currently chaired by The Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher, a cancer survivor; Senior Public Policy Advisor for Baker, Donelson

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Debra L. Friedman and Louis S. Constine

-year survivors of childhood cancer: childhood cancer survivor study . J Natl Cancer Inst 2001 ; 93 : 618 – 629 . 4. Metayer C Lynch CF Clarke EA . Second cancers among long-term survivors of Hodgkin's disease diagnosed in childhood and adolescence