This is a US government work and, as such, is in the public domain. Published 2008 by the American Cancer Society.
Article first published online: 21 APR 2008
Published 2008 American Cancer Society
Supplement: Cancer Survivorship: Embracing the Future
Volume 112, Issue Supplement 11, pages 2523–2528, 1 June 2008
How to Cite
Rowland, J. H. and Stefanek, M. (2008), Introduction: Partnering to embrace the future of cancer survivorship research and care. Cancer, 112: 2523–2528. doi: 10.1002/cncr.23451
This supplement was sponsored by the American Cancer Society's Behavioral Research Center and the National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship.
- Issue published online: 19 MAY 2008
- Article first published online: 21 APR 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 JAN 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 23 JAN 2008
- Manuscript Received: 5 DEC 2007
The growing population of individuals living long term following a cancer diagnosis has led to a rapid acceleration in the pace of survivorship research. Much is already known about some of the more persistent and late occurring effects of cancer and its treatment, but much still needs to be learned, in particular, how best to improve quality of life along with expanded length of survival. To ensure that survivors and their loved ones receive state-of-the-art care based on a solid research evidence base will require collaborative partnerships, such as that created between the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute, and Lance Armstrong Foundation in hosting our biennial conference.