Childhood Cancer Survivorship (IOM, 2003)

Recommendation 7 Public and private research organizations (e.g., NCI, National Institute of Nursing Research, ACS) should increase support for research to prevent or ameliorate the long-term consequences of childhood cancer. Priority areas of research include assessing the prevalence and etiology of late effects; testing methods that may reduce late effects during treatment; developing interventions to prevent or reduce late effects after treatment; and furthering improvements in quality of care to ameliorate the consequences of late effects on individuals and families.

  • Research is needed on the long-term social, economic, and quality of life implications of cancer on survivors and their families….

Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America (New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, 2003)

Recommendation 5.1 Accelerate research to promote recovery and resilience, and ultimately to cure and prevent mental illness.

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