Journal of Cancer Survivorship

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 4–11

The LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network

  • Charles L. Shapiro
  • Mary S. McCabe
  • Karen L. Syrjala
  • Debra Friedman
  • Linda A. Jacobs
  • Patricia A. Ganz
  • Lisa Diller
  • Marci Campell
  • Kathryn Orcena
  • Alfred C. Marcus
Article

Abstract

Introduction

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.

Methods

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.

Keywords

Lance armstrong foundation 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles L. Shapiro
    • 1
  • Mary S. McCabe
    • 2
  • Karen L. Syrjala
    • 3
  • Debra Friedman
    • 3
    • 4
  • Linda A. Jacobs
    • 5
  • Patricia A. Ganz
    • 6
  • Lisa Diller
    • 7
  • Marci Campell
    • 8
  • Kathryn Orcena
    • 1
  • Alfred C. Marcus
    • 9
  1. 1.Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer CenterColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterSeattleUSA
  4. 4.Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  5. 5.Abramson Cancer CenterUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  6. 6.Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLALos AngelesUSA
  7. 7.Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA
  8. 8.Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer CenterUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  9. 9.AMC Cancer Research CenterUniversity of Colorado Cancer CenterDenverUSA

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