BOX 5-7
Examples of National Institutes of Health Program Education Grants Related to Cancer Survivorship

  • Oncology Nursing PhD Using Distance Education Technology (R25-CA938313): To expand the scientific base for cancer prevention and control, including survivorship, by implementing and evaluating an innovative approach to preparing PhD oncology nurse scientists utilizing distance learning technology.

  • Cancer as a Chronic Disease: Curriculum for Survivorship (R25-CA969753): Develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate a coordinated 4-year multidisciplinary medical school curriculum on cancer as a chronic disease.

  • Native American Cancer Education for Survivors (NACES) (R25-CA1019381): Implement and evaluate a culturally relevant quality-of-life education intervention designed to improve the lives of Native American breast cancer survivors.

  • Essential Clinical Cancer Genetics Internet Curriculum (R25-CA092357): To produce a unique electronic-based cancer genetics medical school curriculum to help train students in medicine, nursing, genetic counseling, genetics and other related fields.

  • Graduate Education in Oncology Nursing for Minorities (R25-CA056689): To provide training in advanced practice oncology nursing for minority students; expand clinical sites that provide students with opportunities to care for African-Americans, Hispanic, and Asian populations; and facilitate opportunities to mentor minority advanced practice oncology nurses after graduation.

SOURCE: NCI (2005b).


American Cancer Society

The ACS provides several kinds of support for professional education and training for physicians, social workers, and nurses (Table 5-3). Although they are not specific to survivorship, all of the programs could enhance knowledge and skills related to survivorship. ACS also offers a number of fellowships that allow social workers to gain experience in palliative and end-of-life care.

Lance Armstrong Foundation

The Lance Armstrong Foundation supports a number of professional education programs (Table 5-4).

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