2017 American Psychosocial Oncology Society Annual Conference

Informal caregivers play a critical role in the emotional, functional, and medical support of adult cancer survivors, and a burgeoning area of research shows that the well-being of informal cancer caregivers is associated with the mental health and quality of life of the cancer survivors in their care, according to Kristin Litzelman, PhD, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
A combined Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at The Ohio State University (OSU) James Cancer Hospital provides fellows with a core curriculum to promote quality cancer care from diagnosis to end of life.
Building a collaborative, multidisciplinary adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology program relies heavily on patient navigation, according to Damon Reed, MD, Director of the AYA Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL.
Anxiety is a surprisingly common, chronic, and in many cases, unaddressed concern among cancer survivors, according to Joanna Arch, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Dr Chloe Grimmett presented their findings from a pilot study on a web-based support tool for young breast cancer patients considering genetic testing for BRCA1/2.

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