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Online First: On Closing the Survivorship Care Gap


In this special profile in our ongoing series on survivorship care, Charles Shapiro, MD, Chair-Elect of the Survivorship Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, talks about the next steps needed to improve survivorship care for cancer patients.  He is Professor of Medical Oncology and Director of Breast Medical Oncology at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center—Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solve Institute and directs the Breast Cancer Research Program at the Wexner Medical Center there. His term as Chair of ASCO’s Survivorship Committee will begin at the Annual Meeting in June. He was Co-chair of ASCO’s task force on survivorship guidelines and is a member of the Breast and Health Outcomes Committees of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology as well as the National Cancer Institute’s Symptom Management and Health-Related Quality of Life Steering Committee.

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