Focus on survivorship care for cancer patients: Institute of Medicine

As a growing number of people live decades after a cancer diagnosis, doctors and scientists are developing treatment guidelines for survivors. But a US report suggests more work is needed to improve the consistency and quality of survivorship care.

  It’s been more than a decade since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its seminal 2006 report on adult cancer survivors. The report galvanised the cancer care community, calling for a shift in thinking to focus not just on treating tumours but also on minimising lifelong medical.

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