Program Lead: Stuart Peacock
Society is facing an increasing number of patients undergoing active cancer treatment, living with cancer or surviving with late effects of treatment. An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. Cancer survivors can face a number of challenges, including physical, psychosocial and financial burden impacts related to their cancer diagnosis and treatment that ultimately affect not only themselves, but also family members, friends, and caregivers.
Our Survivorship Program examines how issues related to the physical, psychosocial and economic impact of cancer on survivors and families can best be addressed by health and social care systems. This includes how address late effects of cancer treatments, prevention and treatment of second cancers, ongoing impacts on quality of life, and optimal models of surveillance and follow-up care.