Journal of Cancer Survivorship

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 4-11

First online:

The LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network

  • Charles L. ShapiroAffiliated withOhio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Email author 
  • , Mary S. McCabeAffiliated withMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • , Karen L. SyrjalaAffiliated withFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • , Debra FriedmanAffiliated withFred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterVanderbilt University
  • , Linda A. JacobsAffiliated withAbramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • , Patricia A. GanzAffiliated withJonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA
  • , Lisa DillerAffiliated withDana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • , Marci CampellAffiliated withLineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina
  • , Kathryn OrcenaAffiliated withOhio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • , Alfred C. MarcusAffiliated withAMC Cancer Research Center, University of Colorado Cancer Center

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The LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence Network consists of eight National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers funded by the LAF between 2004 and 2008. The Network was created to accelerate the pace of progress in addressing the needs of the growing survivor community.


This paper will briefly describe some of the salient issues surrounding the care of cancer survivors, and examine models of survivorship care that are being developed in individual Centers of Excellence (COE) as well as in the overall Network.

Results and Conclusions

As the recommendations and policies for optimal survivorship care have to be feasible and relevant in the community setting, each COE is partnered with up to three community affiliates. Through these partnerships, the community affiliates develop survivorship initiatives at their institutions with support and guidance from their primary COE.


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