some of these data elements could be considered. Extending cancer registration into these areas on a fairly routine basis would help to shine a light on the problem.

In summary, Dr. Byers reiterated the value of working with state cancer programs to build survivorship issues into the comprehensive cancer control plans. This planning effort should be moved out of public health agencies, so that public health is a partner but not a convener of these plans. Extending the public health function of surveillance to include cancer outcomes that are common and important to cancer survivors should be considered and tested. Demonstration projects could be initiated soon to begin to test these ideas and processes and to move them forward.



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