Bridging The Gap

Developing a coordinated approach to care for childhood cancer survivors

  

Significant improvements in the treatment of childhood cancer are leading to an increased number of childhood cancer survivors in the United States, thus introducing new found struggles in the long-term care of this population.

 

Adolescent and adult survivors of childhood cancers are at increased risk for numerous physical, emotional, psychological, social and financial late effects of cancer treatment. The need for long-term follow-up care has been well established and guidelines now exist to help providers monitor for late effects. However, there continues to be a knowledge gap among health care providers related to monitoring and early diagnosis of late effects of cancer treatment. 

 

To address the knowledge gap among health care providers, Children’s Mercy Hospital and the Midwest Cancer Alliance have developed an online educational series that incorporates the most recent evidence-based guidelines from the Children’s Oncology Group along with resources and clinically relevant information.

 

This series targets primary care physicians, oncologists, specialists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, case managers, patient navigators, social workers and other professionals involved  in the care of adolescents and adult survivors of pediatric cancers.  

 

 

Expert Develop Curriculum address the major physical and psychosocial issues commonly seen in adult survivors of childhood cancers.  

 

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For Healthcare Professionals

Cancer Survivorship Training (CST) provides continuing education and training tools to help healthcare professionals meet their professional needs and improve the lives of cancer patients.


 

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