Talk about this article with nurses and others in the oncology community in the General Discussions Oncology Nursing News discussion group.
Mary S. McCabe, RN, MA, director, Survivorship Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses an evaluation of nurse practitioner-led survivorship care.
This analysis, presented at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting, looked at a model of care for patients with adult-onset cancers. The goal of the study was to show that at the appropriate time, post-treatment care could be transitioned to a nurse practitioner or a nurse practitioner group with expertise in survivorship care.
McCabe says it is crucial that comprehensive care is delivered and that it is affordable.