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Survivorship Care Plans & Treatment Summaries

Care Plans and Treatment Summaries

In a 2005 report entitled “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition”, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) highlighted the need for more coordinated care as cancer survivors transition from active treatment with an oncologist to follow-up care with a primary care provider. In this report, the IOM recommended that all cancer survivors receive a Survivorship Care Plan (SCP) and Treatment Summary (TS).

SCPs and TSs are effective tools that provide a summary of a cancer survivor’s unique treatment as well as a tailored course of action for future healthcare needs. SCPs and TSs can empower both the cancer survivor and primary care provider with the knowledge and recommendations needed to offer the highest quality of care post- treatment.

In its 2012 Program Standards, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) stated that all CoC-accredited facilities would be required to deliver SCPs and TSs to their cancer survivors by 2015. To help CoC hospitals in Georgia reach this goal, the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium Survivorship Work Group has created objectives in the state’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan focused on increasing access to SCPs and TSs for cancer survivors in the state.

Several templates for SCPs and TSs currently exist, including Journey Forward,,OncolifeASCO Treatment Summaries and Survivorship Care Plans, and the Pearlman Survivorship Kit. These can also be adapted to the unique needs of your practice.

Pearlman Survivorship Toolkit

 

Resources

Last Updated: 6/23/2019 3:46:27 PM

For Healthcare Professionals

Cancer Survivorship Connection

Survivors helping others survive

Three women, three cancer survivorship journeys, three missions resulting in nonprofits started to help and support others fighting cancer.

11/03/2020

The pandemic and civil rights issues are profoundly interwoven with cancer survivorship

June 2020 will go down in history as a flash point for civil rights while overlaying one of the most significant public health crises in a century. While we focus on these important societal challenges, let us not lose sight of immediate steps we can take now for our health and the health of those in the communities that surround us.

6/30/2020

 Resources & Education

Nancy Paris elevates cancer treatment and research in Georgia

Nancy Paris has served as president and CEO of Georgia CORE since its creation in 2005. At the end of the year, she will be retiring after spending her entire career in healthcare, during which she focused on addressing community health issues including homelessness, HIV/AIDS and rural health.

11/09/2020

How the Georgia Sewers came to the rescue

Nearly 400 volunteers in 58 counties have been cutting out fabric and elastic, handling administrative duties and of course, sewing.

5/13/2020

Georgia CORE and partners win five-year grant for colorectal cancer prevention

The CDC-funded program will bring colorectal screening, navigation and colonoscopies to 15,000 people in southeast and southwest Georgia.

7/08/2020

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.