. "1 Introduction." From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor - Lost in Transition: An American Society of Clinical Oncology and Institute of Medicine Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006.
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From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor-Lost in Transition: An American Society of Clinical Oncology and Institute of Medicine Symposium
committee members who highlighted the report’s main findings and recommendations. This was followed by a series of six breakout sessions to allow for short focused presentations and discussions on the implementation of the report’s recommendations. A brief wrap-up session at the end of the day allowed rapporteurs of the group discussions to summarize the information and recommendations presented during those sessions. The agenda identifying the speakers and their affiliations can be found in Appendix A. The speakers in each breakout session were assembled from different governmental, academic, and private-sector organizations to provide a wide range of perspectives. The participants in discussions, questions, and answers are also reported.
All the presentations and discussions were edited for easier reading and to add graphic material in the form of figures from PowerPoint presentations used during each speaker’s presentation. This dissemination report contains only what was said and displayed at the symposium. It is, therefore, a less formal forum than a committee or IOM report. Much interesting information, analysis, and provocative ideas and suggestions can emerge during such an event from the experts, officials, and opinion leaders assembled. The ASCO and IOM hope that this record of the day will provide continuing food for thought and ideas for actions in support of cancer survivorship in the years to come.