MD Anderson's Cancer Survivorship program addresses the outcomes of cancer and its therapy, and to improve cancer survivors' health and quality of life, through integrated programs in patient care, research, prevention and education. To ensure smooth coordination of care between oncology and primary care, MD Anderson is committed to providing educational resources to support external providers in the management of cancer survivors.
MD Anderson's cancer survivorship algorithms provide best practices in post-treatment care of cancer survivors. Patients are transitioned to Survivorship once there is no evidence of disease for a specific time period dependent on the patient’s cancer site.
These algorithms are not intended to replace the independent medical judgment of the physician in the context of individual clinical circumstances to determine a patient's care.
- Find the cancer survivorship algorithm most appropriate for your patients, depending on cancer diagnosis, through our webpage.
- We also recently developed an app to view the content of the survivorship algorithms that are available for download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Search “cancer survivorship algorithm”.
Handbook of Cancer Survivorship Care. Rodriguez MD, Dr. Maria Alma, Foxhall MD, Dr. Lewis E. Springer Publishing, 2019. (Purchase on Amazon)
Advances in Cancer Survivorship Management (MD Anderson Cancer Care Series) 2015th Edition. Rodriguez MD, Dr. Maria Alma, Foxhall MD, Dr. Lewis E. Springer Publishing, 2015. (Purchase on Amazon)
JNCI Monograph: "Cancer Survivorship Science at a Crossroads for Research and Evidence-Based Practice". https://academic.oup.com/jncimono/issue/2021/57.
Cancer Survivorship Grand Rounds
Please join us for a quarterly Grand Rounds presentation and panel discussion focused on survivorship research topics. Cancer Survivorship Research Grand Rounds is designed for researchers, nurse practitioners and health care professionals who care or conduct research related to cancer survivorship. During the session, participants will hear from expert faculty representing diverse research topics across the continuum of the cancer survivorship experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to with colleagues immersed in issues related to cancer survivors.
1.5 AMA CME credits available per session. Grand Rounds will be held from 12-1:30 p.m. CST.
- November 11, 2021
- February 10, 2022
- April 14, 2022
- June 9, 2022
Spring 2021: “NCI Survivorship Research and Funding” presented by our Keynote Speaker, Emily Tonorezos, M.D., MPH, from the NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship.
In this virtual session, Dr. Tonozeros, provided a comprehensive discussion of the priorities for survivorship research and funding. A panel discussion, moderated by Ruth Rechis, Ph.D., featured Karen-Basen-Engquist, Ph.D. and Keith Argenbright, M.D. described research studies and priorities taking place in Texas..
Summer 2021: “Health Disparities in Cancer Survivorship” presented by our Keynote Speaker, Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. from the NIH National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
Dr. Pérez-Stable discussed the critical need to conduct research on the influence of disparities on the care of cancer survivors. He provided an overview of the NIH MHHD Research Framework and gave insight on the intersectionality of domains, i.e. biological, environment, etcetera and levels of influence ranging from the individual to societal level and their influence of health outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and populations. A panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Lorna McNeill featured Daniel Hughes, Ph.D. and Heather Becker, Ph.D., discussed the impact of disparities on groups such as survivors with disabilities and those with geographic or language barriers.
Undergraduate Training Program
The Office of Cancer Survivorship hosts an undergraduate trainee program for college-level seniors. For more information contact Kathy Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org.