On Friday afternoon April 13thMitch Golant moderated a Symposium on Implementing Community-based Distress Screening for Cancer Patients. Joanne Buzaglo, Senior Director at the Research and Training Institute and Melissa Wright, Program Director at Gilda’s Club Quad Cities seized the attention of researchers when she spoke about the lessons learned pioneering distress screening, referral and follow in the community. Paul Jacobsen, the symposium discussant from Moffitt Cancer Center and a leader in distress screening research, applauded CSC’s initiative, innovation and real knowledge gained through these research efforts.
Earlier in the afternoon, Joanne Buzaglo presented on Patient Experiences With Survivorship Care Plans—focusing on the findings from M.A.P. Project, An Online Registry of Breast Cancer Survivors. Dr. Buzaglo shared the need for a new way of thinking about survivorship care planning—it should start at the time of diagnosis and continue throughout the cancer journey.
On Saturday morning, Joanne & Mitch presented a poster on additional findings from the M.A.P. Project. We shared that breast cancer survivors continue to struggle with fatigue, sexual function, sleeping, weight and worry about the future years after treatment.
If you want to read the abstracts or view any of presentations go to www.cancersupportcommunity.org.
Post By: Mitch Golant, PhD, Senior VP Research & Training