American Cancer Society and George Washington Cancer Institute
CDC supports the development and distribution of cancer survivorship materials through the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center (The Survivorship Center), a collaborative effort of the American Cancer Society and the George Washington Cancer Institute. Its goal is to shape the future of cancer survivorship care and improve the quality of life of cancer survivors as they transition from treatment to recovery. Materials for cancer survivors, including their family members, friends, and caregivers, address the physical, emotional, and practical issues that may arise after a cancer diagnosis. For more information, read the Executive Summary: Year One Overview. [PDF-202KB]
The LIVESTRONG Foundation
With CDC support, the LIVESTRONG Foundation develops and implements outreach campaigns to raise cancer awareness and increase Hispanic/Latino cancer survivors' access to resources.
Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network
The Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network develops culturally and linguistically competent and community-relevant cancer prevention and control activities for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. and Pacific Island Jurisdictions.
Patient Advocate Foundation
The Patient Advocate Foundation provides professional case management services free of charge to survivors with chronic, life-threatening, and debilitating illnesses.
John C. Lincoln Health Network
The John C. Lincoln Health Network conducts outreach and educational events throughout the state of Arizona to raise awareness and guide young breast cancer survivors to resources, educate the medical community on unique issues pertaining to young women, and educate young women on general breast health.
Sharsheret's program, Thriving Again, will provide culturally relevant clinical support and educational resources for young Jewish breast cancer survivors and their families. The tailored programming will address issues such as the impact of cancer on career, relationships, reproduction, health and wellness, finances, and increased risk of breast cancer and other related cancers in Jewish families.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer will develop a pilot program for underserved young breast cancer survivors. Other outreach activities include developing a Young Women's Initiative Advisory and Outreach Network and expanding their survivor's helpline and Web content for young breast cancer survivors.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center have determined the top needs of young breast cancer survivors by performing a literature review, survey, resource assessment, and gap analysis. Work is underway to develop a network of providers to respond to young breast cancer survivors' needs, and a process to facilitate navigation into services.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assessed the needs and use of structured support services by young breast cancer survivors. The University will increase use of support services through a referral Web site, provider education and outreach, and increased patient awareness.
University of California at Los Angeles and the Simms Mann Center for Integrative Oncology
The University of California at Los Angeles collaborates with the Simms Mann Center for Integrative Oncology to develop a pilot program where young breast cancer survivors can share their concerns about survivorship and learn coping skills. An online resource library is being developed to provide young breast cancer survivors with information, education, and local resources that support all phases of survivorship.
Washington University's Young Women's Breast Cancer Program conducts a Young Women's Survivorship Group to provide education and healthy living activities to young women recently diagnosed, in active treatment, or post-treatment. To improve outreach and engagement with minority survivors, the program has increased involvement in community events and developed a monthly art program for young breast cancer survivors.
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