Patricia A. Ganz, MD, on Looking Beyond the Scans: What to Look For and How
2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium
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.
Tim A. Ahles, PhD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses “chemobrain” and what can be done to help patients cope with this symptom.
Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, discusses long-term and late effects experienced by cancer survivors.
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).
Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, summarizes the main take-home messages of the conference.
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.