In 2001, the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Office of Cancer Survivorship and the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Behavioral Research Center forged a new partnership to champion the growing field of cancer survivorship research. As part of this partnership, the NCI and ACS made a commitment to cosponsor biennial scientific conferences that would bring together investigators, clinicians, and advocates engaged in conducting or promoting research among individuals and their families who had undergone treatment for cancer and their families. The first of these meetings was held June 2–4, 2002, in Washington, DC. This supplement to Cancer contains the expanded, peer-reviewed articles of most of the scientific talks given at this historic event.