New resource: American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Survivorship Care Guidelines. Please see below for more info.The National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center, a collaboration between the American Cancer Society and The George Washington University Cancer Institute, funded by a five-year cooperative agreement through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is pleased to share that the new American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Survivorship Care Guidelines were published this week online in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. This publication is the second in a series of cancer site-specific adult posttreatment survivorship care guidelines. Designed to promote optimal health and quality of life, the guidelines facilitate the delivery of comprehensive clinical follow-up care by primary care clinicians. Primary care clinicians can access the free article or download it from the journal website atbit.ly/1M8xNkH
In addition to the article, tools and resources are available to assist primary care clinicians in implementing the recommendations. The journal offers a CA Patient Page, which is a tool to help patients understand how to use the guidelines to talk to their doctor about care coordination, healthy behaviors, surveillance and screening, and symptom management. Primary care clinicians can access the free patient page or download it from the journal website at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21294/epdf. The Survivorship Center offers The GW Cancer Institute Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers a free, innovative online continuing education program to educate primary care providers about how to better understand and care for survivors in the primary care setting. Continuing education credits are available at no cost to physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and physician assistants for each 1-hour module. Primary care clinicians can access the series at cancersurvivorshipcentereducation.org.
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