by workshop participants, for example, how to develop survivorship care planning as a standard of care, how to support the generation of empirical evidence to discover how best to implement survivorship care planning, and how to pay for this service to ensure its availability. While some of these challenges seem daunting, she was encouraged by the success of the pediatric oncology community in collaboratively developing survivorship guidelines and innovative tools to implement survivorship care planning.

She concluded that the workshop had galvanized support for survivorship care planning and was reassured that the many adult cancer survivors in need of this service will have it available to them. Ms. Stovall stated that the patient advocacy community will be taking the important themes emerging from the workshop and entering into productive collaborations with physicians, nurses, social workers, insurers, and other stakeholders to ensure progress in implementation efforts.



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