What you'll learn

  • Describe the trends in cancer survivorship and the role of providers after initial cancer treatment
  • Identify the medical and psychosocial needs of diverse cancer survivors, and develop strategies to address those needs
  • Review updated evidence and tools to enhance the delivery and coordination of care for cancer survivors

Course description

This HMS CME Online course is targeted to Primary Care Physicians, Community and Academic Oncologists, Hematologists and other medical and surgical specialists. We also encourage Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, and Social Workers who care for cancer patients and survivors to take the course.

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Course outline

  • Cancer Survivorship: Optimizing Care and Outcomes is organized as follows:

    Module 1: Introduction and Major Cancer Types

    • 1: Introduction: Survivorship 101-Ann Partridge, MD, MPH
    • 2: Evidence-Based Approaches to Breast Cancer Survivorship Care-Rachel M. Freedman, MD, MPH
    • 3: From Genes to Diet: New Findings for Colorectal Cancer Survivorship Care - Robert Mayer, MD
    • 4: Caring for Prostate & Genitourinary Cancer Survivors: New Insights and Support-Mark Pomerantz, MD
    • 5: Hematologic malignancies: Unique Considerations in Survivorship-Ann LaCasce, MD, MMSc
    • 6: Unique Concerns of Head & Neck Cancer Survivors-Danielle Margalit, MD, MPH
    • 7: Unique Issues for BMT Survivors-Corey Cutler, MD
    • 8: Unique Concerns of Lung Cancer Survivors-Mark Awad, MD
    • 9: The Michael Garil Lecture: Approaches to Caring for Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers-Lynda Vrooman, MD

    Posttest 1

    Module 2: Physical Late and Long-Term Effects of Cancer

    • 10: Onco-Cardiology in Cancer Patients and Survivors-Anju Nohria, MD
    • 11: Onco-Endocrinology in Cancer Patients and Survivors-Ole-Petter R. Hamnvik, MBBCh, BOA, MM
    • 12: Onco-Nephrology in Cancer Patients and Survivors-Albert Lam, MD
    • 13: Onco-Fertility During and After Cancer Treatment-Philip Poorvu, MD
    • 14: Pain Management in Cancer Survivors-Sasha E. Knowlton, MD

    Posttest 2

    Module 3: Psychosocial Health after Cancer

    • 15: Sexual Health after Cancer-Sharon Bober, PhD
    • 16: Tackling Insomnia in Cancer Survivors-Eric Zhou, PhD
    • 17: Management of Psychosocial Concerns after Cancer-Daniel L. Hall, PhD
    • 18: Managing the New Normal with Your Loved Ones and Life -Nancy Borstelmann, PhD, MPH, LICSW

    Posttest 3

    • Module 4: General Health and Wellbeing
    • 19: Integrating Primary Care into Cancer Survivorship Care-Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH
    • Case Interview with Dr. Nekhlyudov
    • 20: Lifestyle Interventions for Cancer Survivors: Why and How?-Jennifer Ligibel, MD
    • 21: Tobacco Cessation for Cancer Survivors-Elyse Park, PhD, MPH
    • 22: Conclusion: Frequently Asked Questions and Resources for Cancer Survivorship-Ann Partridge, MD, MPH & Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPH

    Posttest 4 and Evaluation

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Medical School

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