Dana Barnea, MD, on Screening Survivors for Thyroid Cancer
2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium
Dana Barnea, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses data that suggest annual palpation of the thyroid is an adequate and safe means of screening childhood and young adult cancer survivors, a population at high risk for this type of cancer (Abstract 254).
Patricia A. Ganz, MD, of the University of California at Los Angeles, discusses the limited sensitivity and specificity of surveillance testing for cancer recurrence and finding a better way to reassure patients about their continuing care.
Kerri M. Winters-Stone, PhD, of Oregon Health and Science University, discusses the results of her study, which showed that, years after treatment, nearly half of women cancer survivors still have symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. The findings may inform rehabilitative programs to prevent falls and injuries (Abstract 130).
Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, summarizes the main take-home messages of the conference.
Erin Elizabeth Hahn, PhD, MPH, of Kaiser Permanente Southern California, discusses the use of recommended post-treatment services for adolescent and young adult Hodgkin lymphoma survivors (Abstract 107).
Tara O. Henderson, MD, MPH, of the University of Chicago, summarizes a session on the multidisciplinary approaches to survivors with medical needs beyond cancer treatment.