Cancer Prevention Workforce Supplement
The need for cancer professionals has never been more urgent than it is today. Reports project serious shortages by 2020 of oncology health care providers. Although many plans have been proposed, no role for prevention has been described. In response, a 2-day symposium was held in 2009 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, to capture the current status of the cancer prevention workforce and begin to identify gaps in the workforce. Five working groups were organized around topic areas: (a) health policy and advocacy; (b) translation to the community; (c) integrating cancer prevention into clinical practice; (d) health services infrastructure and economics; and (e) discovery, research, and technology. Along with specific recommendations on these topics, the working groups identified two additional major themes: the difficulty of defining areas within the field (including barriers to communication), and lack of sufficient funding. These interdependent issues synergistically impede progress in preventing cancer; they are explored in detail in this special supplement to the Journal of Cancer Education, and recommendations for actions to address them are presented.
The full Supplement in the Journal of Cancer Education is now available online!
|Article Title||Corresponding Author & Email|
|Mentor, Educator, Friend: A Tribute to Robert M. Chamberlain, PhD|
Dr. Carrie Cameron
|Addressing the future burden of cancer and its impact on the oncology workforce: where is cancer prevention and control?|
Dr. Shine Chang
|The Future Workforce in Cancer Prevention: Advancing Discovery, Research, and Technology|
Dr. Wayne Newhauser
|Implementing Cancer Prevention into Clinical Practice|
Dr. Lynn Cialdella-Kam
|Nursing Workforce Issues: Strategically Positioning Nurses to Facilitate Cancer Prevention and Control|
Carol Vreeland Dallred
|Cancer Prevention Health Services Research: An Emerging Field|
Dr. Robert Chamberlain
|Translating Cancer Prevention and Control Research into the Community Setting: Workforce Implications|
Dr. Electra D. Paskett
|The Future of the Cancer Prevention Workforce: Why Health Literacy, Advocacy, and Stakeholder Collaborations Matter|
Dr. Carrie Cameron
Additional Related Articles
The Future of Cancer Prevention: Will Our Workforce Be Ready?
Meeting Report: “Future Directions in Cancer Prevention and Control: Workforce Implications for Training, Practice, and Policy” Symposium, October 17 to 18, 2009, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
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Links to Cancer Foundations, Associations & Institutions
AACE - American Association for Cancer Education
AACR - American Association for Cancer Research
ASPO - American Society of Preventive Oncology
American Cancer Society
AMA - American Medical Association
Cancer Control Planet
CPRIT - Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas
NABCO - National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
NCI - National Cancer Institute
NIH - National Institutes of Health
SRNT - Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco