Prospective evaluation of physical rehabilitation needs in breast cancer survivors§††

A call to action


  • The articles in this supplement were commissioned based on presentations and deliberations at a Roundtable Meeting on a Prospective Model of Care for Breast Cancer Rehabilitation held February 24-25, 2011 at the American Cancer Society National Home Office in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Planning Committee: Kathryn H. Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM (Abramson Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA) Nicole L. Stout, MPT, CLT-LANA (Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD); Jill Binkley, PT, MSc, CLT (TurningPoint Women's Healthcare, Alpharetta, GA); Robert A. Smith, PhD (American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA); Kimberly Andrews (American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA). Core Panel Members of the Roundtable: Ann M. Berger, PhD, RN, AOCNS, (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NB); Kristin Campbell, PT, MSc, PhD (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada); Andrea L. Cheville, MD (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN); Carol Fabian, MD (The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Kansas City, KS); Lynn Gerber, MD (George Mason University, Fairfax, VA); Susan R. Harris, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FCAHS (The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada); Sandi C. Hayes, PhD (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia); Karin Johansson, RPT, DrMedSci (Lund University and Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden); Margie McNeely, MSc, PT, PhD (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada); Robert G. Prosnitz, MD, MPH (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA); Andrea L. Pusic, MD, MHS, FRCSC (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY); Capt. Peter W. Soballe, MD (Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA).

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  • The opinions or views expressed in this supplement are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the editors or the American Cancer Society.

  • A Prospective Surveillance Model for Rehabilitation for Women with Breast Cancer, Supplement to Cancer

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The authors report on a February 2011 roundtable meeting and introduce a series of articles addressing a prospective evaluation approach for the physical rehabilitation of breast cancer survivors. They issue a call to action to include rehabilitation assessment, rehabilitation interventions, and exercise in survivorship care.