FIGURE 5-1 Interactions among participants in the Lance Armstrong Foundation Center of Excellence Network.

SOURCE: Earle, 2006.

are not officially part of the network but have received support to develop their survivorship programs:

  • Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas;

  • University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia;

  • Nevada Cancer Institute in Las Vegas; and

  • Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

The plan is to harness the expertise, experience, creativity, and productivity of the leading centers and have them share their knowledge and resources to improve the delivery of services to survivors. This collaboration is expected to accelerate the progress in cancer survivorship. The development of a standardized Survivorship Care Plan is one of the priorities of the network. The centers have a coordinated development plan under way to pilot test templates at the centers of excellence and their community-based partners. This program will serve as a large laboratory to promote quality cancer survivorship care.

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