Survivorship and Caregiver Issues in Neuro-oncology

  • Heather E. LeeperEmail author
Neuro-oncology (GJ Lesser, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Neuro-oncology

Opinion statement

As cancer care has evolved so has the awareness of the issues cancer patients, their caregivers and families face during and after treatment, giving rise to the cancer survivorship care initiative. The body of research pertaining to quality of life, health-related quality of life, and multidimensional symptom burden of neuro-oncology patients and their caregivers has grown significantly, yielding a wealth of data and information indicating interventions and actions targeting symptoms and needs are both warranted and desired. The provision of survivorship care aiming to deliver care in a patient-centered, whole-person model offers a means by which these interventions and actions can be actualized. The research specific to survivorship care models and survivorship care plans and their delivery remains a large opportunity, one worth the careful consideration and participation of neuro-oncology healthcare providers for the benefit of their highly deserving patients and their caregivers and families.


Survivor Caregiver Survivorship Supportive care Primary brain tumor Neuro-oncology 


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Heather E. Leeper declares that she has no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuro-Oncology Branch, National Cancer InstituteNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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