American Society of Clinical Oncology (2005 Annual Meeting)
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (2005 Annual Meeting)
The American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (2004 meeting) raised awareness of cancer survivorship by creating a “Survivor Circle” exhibit in partnership with the Atlanta chapter of the American Cancer Society. Information on ACS support programs was featured (US Newswire, 2004).
American Association for Cancer Education (2004 Meetings)
SOURCES: ASCO (2005c); SGO (2005); Journal of Cancer Education (2004).
In some cases, professional societies have, or are planning, continuing medical education opportunities for their specialty group.
Medical oncology To help oncologists better address the needs of cancer survivors, ASCO has formed a Survivorship Task Force to develop, implement, and manage ASCO survivorship programs related to physician education, survivorship guidelines, patient education, and research (ASCO, 2004). There are plans for the issuance of clinical practice guidelines on issues such as late effects and the development of a central online information resource on late and long-term effects of cancer and its treatment. At