in cancer clinics or centers nor routinely provide psychosocial services to survivors or their family members, but who might care for cancer patients/survivors/family members in the course of their work; and

  • emerging opportunities (e.g., telemedicine training).

Task 8 Review literature to identify gaps in knowledge, and develop an applied clinical research agenda about

  • who needs services?

  • what type of assessment should be provided?

  • what type of services should be provided at various stages of disease course?

  • who should deliver services?

  • are these interventions effective?

  • what kind of follow-up is needed?

  • are they cost effective in terms of disease course, other health outcomes, employment, etc.?

  • how are services paid for, including for family members?

  • what are the emerging opportunities (e.g. technological; length of survival)?

Include specific recommendations where appropriate (e.g., for multi-center trials of health service delivery).

Task 9 Develop a dissemination and implementation plan for successful, replicable, demonstration models.


The committee will produce a report that addresses the above topics and includes

  • an action plan with policy objectives and recommendations for various stakeholders including federal agencies;

  • successful, replicable, demonstration models of effective, accessible psychosocial service delivery in communities; and

  • a plan for the evaluation of impact of the report by a third party—as a part of developing its recommendations, the committee will make recommendations to the sponsor about how the impact of the report could be evaluated.

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