The 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium is a collaboration between primary care and oncology professionals that aims to explore the needs of survivors, with a focus on ongoing care, surveillance for cancer recurrence, creating care plans in the clinical setting, and the care for long-term effects of their initial treatment. Abstracts will be discussed in the General Sessions, as well as in two dedicated Oral Abstract Sessions, providing ample context around the scientific data. 

7:00 AM-7:55 AM

Poster Session B
With Complimentary Continental Breakfast

7:55 AM-8:45 AM

Welcome and Presidents Panel

Kevin Oeffinger, MD—Chair
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Mark Yeazel, MD, MPH
University of Minnesota
Welcome of the Day

Wanda D. Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFP
American Academy of Family Physicians

Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, MACP
American College of Physicians

Julie M. Vose, MD, MBA, FASCO
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Panel Question and Answer

8:45 AM-10:15 AM

General Session 3: International Models of Survivorship Care

Melissa M. Hudson, MD—Chair
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Banu Symington, MD, MACP—Chair
St. Luke's Health System

Nurdan Tacyildiz, MD
Ankara University Medical School
The Challenges of Extending the Focus of International Cancer Control Initiatives to Long-term Survivorship

Jonathan Sussman, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Juravinski Cancer Centre
Leveraging National Health Care Services in Facilitating Survivorship Care and Research

Purna A. Kurkure, MD
Indian Cancer Society
Organizing Survivorship Care and Research in Resource-Restricted Countries

Panel Question and Answer

10:15 AM-10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM-12:15 PM

Oral Abstract Session B


Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH—Chair
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Shawna Hudson, PhD—Chair
Rutgers University


Abstract 3: Racial disparities in financial outcome among older adults with cancer: Analysis of the Health and Retirement Study.

First author: Emily Castellanos


Abstract 183: A survivorship program to improve quality of life of Hispanic/Latino breast cancer (BC) survivors.

First author: Zeina Nahleh



Shawna Hudson, PhD

Rutgers University


Abstract 4: Patterns of surveillance testing in commercially insured patients with breast cancer across provider types: A regional study.

First author: Julia Walker


Abstract 105: Risk of coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke in thyroid cancer patients taking levothyroxine.

First author: Dong Wook Shin



Wendy Landier, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

University of Alabama at Birmingham


Panel Question and Answer

12:15 PM-1:45 PM

Poster Session B, Continued
With Complimentary Boxed Lunch

12:30 PM-1:15 PM

Poster Walks
For more information, visit Networking Opportunities


Catherine Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN

University of Pittsburgh


Mark W. Yeazel, MD, MPH

University of Minnesota

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Trainee and Early–Career Networking Luncheon
For more information, visit Networking Opportunities

1:45 PM-3:15 PM

Breakout Session: Unique Issues Affecting Adolescent and Young Adult Patients

Sharyn L. Kurtz, PA-C, MPAS, MA—Chair
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH—Chair
Dana–Farber Cancer Institute

Julie A. Wolfson, MD, MSHS
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers: Challenges in Survivorship

Karen Fasciano, PsyD
Dana–Farber Cancer Institute
Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors

Emily S. Tonorezos, MD, MPH
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivorship: What Do We Still Need to Know?

Panel Question and Answer

Breakout Session: Living Through and Beyond Cancer for Senior Citizens

Arti Hurria, MD—Chair
City of Hope

Louise C. Walter, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Cancer Surveillance and Decision–Making

Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
The Role of the Primary Care Provider During the Upstream Survivorship, Active Treatment Phase

Amy R. MacKenzie, MD
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
The Role of the Primary Care Provider Throughout the Downstream Survivorship, Post-Active Cancer Treatment Phase

Panel Question and Answer

Breakout Session: Disparities in Cancer Survivorship

Electra D. Paskett, PhD—Chair
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Anna Napoles, PhD, MPH
University of California, San Francisco
Cancer Survivorship Disparities: What Does the Data Tell Us?

Jacqueline N. Casillas, MD

University of California, Los Angeles
Interventions and Programs Aimed at Reducing Survivorship Disparities

Margaret Q. Rosenzweig, PhD, RN
University of Pittsburgh
Research to Reduce Disparities in Survivorship: Innovative Future Strategies

Panel Question and Answer

3:15 PM-3:45 PM Break
3:45 PM-5:00 PM

General Session 4: One of Our Own – Insights of Health Care Providers on Coping with Cancer

Wendy S. Harpham, MD, FACP
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas


Abstract 180: What I wish I had known: Young breast cancer survivors reflect on their experiences after breast cancer surgery.

First author: Shoshana Rosenberg

Richard Dickens, MS, LCSW-R

Yvonne Gomez-Carrion, MD, FACOG
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Bret Sohn, MD
Northwell Health

Panel Question and Answer