American Cancer Society Funds Simplified Survivorship Care Plan

Now cancer survivors will be better able to plan for their future care using a document that will be developed by Professor Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, RN through a grant provided by the SouthAtlantic Division of the American Cancer Society. ”Evaluation of Preferences for Survivorship Care Plans” will include a treatment summary and Survivor Care Plan document.

Cancer survivorship care represents a distinct phase of the cancer care trajectory and includes four components of care. Providing cancer survivors and their primary care provider with a document (a Survivor Care Plan) that includes a treatment summary and care plan is one component of survivorship care. There are a range of available SCP templates available but many are complex and very detailed. The overall aim of this pilot study is to explore survivor and primary care provider preferences regarding the content, format, and delivery mode of treatment summary care plans.