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Follow-Up Care for Blood Cancer Survivors: The Critical Role of Primary Care Providers

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Date: June 10, 2010
Credit Available Until: July 22, 2011
Target Audience: Primary care physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals
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Activity Purpose

This activity is intended to inform healthcare professionals about monitoring and managing long- and late-term effects of treatment for blood cancer survivors.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the role of primary care practitioners in caring for cancer survivors
  • Describe the long-term and late effects associated with treatments for blood cancers
  • Identify clinical trials evidence for late effects of treatments and survivorship in blood cancers
  • Identify signs or symptoms that suggest the need for increased observation, testing and/or referral for possible recurrence or other morbidity in blood cancer survivors
  • List the screening tests and optimal schedule for monitoring of blood cancer survivors for routine cancer prevention and detection of long- and late-term effects of treatment


Robert J. Arceci, M.D., Ph.D.
King Fahd Professor of Pediatric Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics and Oncology
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Judith E. Karp, M.D.
Professor of Oncology and Medicine
Director, Leukemia Program
The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Sponsors and Supporters

This activity is jointly sponsored by Robert Michael Educational Institute LLC and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, and is supported by an educational grant from Genentech/Biogen Idec.

last updated on Friday, September 09, 2011



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