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Drs. Kathleen Brandfass, Ronald Glick, Ellen Beckjord, and G. van Londen join together to discuss the practical approach to care in Cancer survivorship.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the optimal time for a referral to PT and how it can improve symptoms
  • Discuss complementary therapies that may be helpful for cancer survivors
  • Closely follow recommended surveillance for sexual problems in cancer survivors
  • Discuss essential components of cancer survivorship care

Reading Resources:

  1. Tacani PM, Franceschini JP, Tacani RE, Machado AF, Montezello D, Góes JC, Marx A. Retrospective study of the physical therapy modalities applied in head and neck lymphedema treatment. Head Neck. 2014 Oct 21
  2. Shammas MA, Telomeres, lifestyle, cancer, and aging. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care, 14(1):28-34, 2011 Jan.
  3. Eyre H, Kahn R, Robertson RM, the ACS/ADA/AHA Collaborative Writing Committee: Preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes: a common agenda for the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association. Diabetes Care 27:1812-1824, 2004.
  4. Ganz, P. A., Rowland, J. H., Desmond, K., Meyerowitz, B. E., & Wyatt, G. E. (1998). Life after breast cancer: understanding women's health-related quality of life and sexual functioning. [Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.]. J Clin Oncol, 16(2), 501-514.
  5. Donovan, K. A., Thompson, L. M. A., & Hoffe, S. E. (2010). Sexual function in colorectal cancer survivors. Cancer Control, 17(1), 44-51.
  6. Denlinger et al., JNCCN 2014. Survivorship Introduction and definition.
  7. Ganz et al., JCO 2013. Delivering high quality cancer care.


Drs. Brandfass, Glick, Beckjord, and van Londen have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

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Release Date: 1/15/2015 | Last Modified On: 1/15/2015 | Expires: 1/15/2016

This course has been expired.