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-6:15 PM Exhibits Open
7:00 AM-7:45 AM Complimentary Continental Breakfast
7:45 AM-8:45 AM

Welcome and Ellen L. Stovall Award and Lecture

Kevin Oeffinger, MD—Chair
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Welcome of the Day

Anna T. Meadows, MD, Professor Emeritus
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Children Led the Way

8:45 AM-10:15 AM

General Session 1: Dealing with Genetic Findings in Survivorship

Catherine M. Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN—Chair
University of Pittsburgh

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

Angela R. Bradbury, MD
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Integrating Genetic Information Into Clinical Care

Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of California, San Francisco
Genomics of Cancer Care Treatment: Related Symptoms and Patient Outcomes


Abstract 102: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) after platinum-based chemotherapy (CHEM): A multicenter study of North American testicular cancer survivors (TCS).

First author: Mohammad Abu Zaid


Abstract 130: Protection from late-occurring anthracycline-related cardiotoxicity among childhood cancer survivors with a RARG coding variant.

First author: Emily Tonorezos

Panel Question and Answer

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

Oral Abstract Session A

Lewis Foxhall, MD—Chair
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Carol Rosenberg, MD, FACP—Chair
NorthShore University HealthSystem


Abstract 104: Prevention of lymphedema in women with breast cancer (BC): Results of CALGB (Alliance) 70305.

First author: Electra Paskett


Abstract 99: Patient Preferences for provider roles in collaborative breast cancer survivorship care. 

First author: Lauren Wallner



Ann Partridge, MD, MPH

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Abstract 182: A randomized control trial (RCT) of an online, symptom self-management curriculum (Reimagine) among breast cancer survivors.

First author: Sophia Smith


Abstract 78: Evaluating preliminary outcomes among primary care and oncology providers who participated in the Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers.

First author: Mandi Pratt-Chapman



Tara Henderson, MD, MPH

The University of Chicago


Panel Question and Answer

12:15 PM-1:45 PM

Poster Session A
With Complimentary Boxed Lunch

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Networking Roundtables
For more information, visit Networking Opportunities

1:45 PM-3:15 PM

General Session 2: Community–Based Models of Survivorship Care

Timothy D. Gilligan, MD, MSc—Chair
Cleveland Clinic

Belinda Vail, MD—Chair
University of Kansas Medical Center

Jay Burton, DO
Survivor Journeys
Creating a "Home Grown" Survivorship Program

Keith E. Argenbright, MD
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Driving Survivorship Home

Becky N. Lowry, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Survivorship Transitions to Adulthood and Using Telemedicine in Rural Areas


Abstract 1: Identifying models of cancer survivorship care.

First author: Holly Mead


Abstract 2: Supportive oncology and survivorship care: Initial impact of the Coleman Supportive Oncology Collaborative.

First author: Julia Trosman

Panel Question and Answer

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

Breakout Session: Survivorship Care Basics

Bryan Bognar, MD, MPH, FACP—Chair
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Chrystal S. Denlinger, MD, FACP
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Colorectal Cancer Clinic Case

Mary S. McCabe, RN, MA
Medical Ethics Consultant, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Head and Neck Cancer Clinic Case

Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Breast Cancer Clinic Case

Mark A. O'Rourke, MD
Greenville Health System
Prostate Cancer Clinic Case

Panel Question and Answer

Breakout Session: Ask the Professor — High-Risk and Complex Survivorship Care

Alison W. Loren, MD, MS, FACP—Chair
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Mary Flowers, MD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Adult Allogeneic BMT Surviorship

Eric Chow, MD, MPH
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Special Challenges with Pediatric Survivorship​

Junne Kamihara, MD, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
TP53 Mutation Carriers: Cancer Genetics in Survivorship Care

Panel Question and Answer

Breakout Session: Addressing the Gaps in Survivorship Health Professional Education

Mark Yeazel, MD, MPH—Chair
University of Minnesota

Katherine T. Johnston, MD, FACP
Massachusetts General Hospital
Education Across the Spectrum of the Health Professions

Margaret Stuber, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
Integrating Survivorship Into the Undergraduate Medical Eduation Curriculum

Carol A. Rosenberg, MD, FACP
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Developing and Customizing Educational Resources and Learning Tools for the Emerging Survivorship Workforce

Panel Question and Answer

5:15 PM-6:15 PM

Poster Session A, Continued
With Complimentary Wine and Cheese Reception

5:30 PM-6:15 PM

Poster Walks
For more information, visit Networking Opportunities


Timothy D. Gilligan, MD, MSc

Cleveland Clinic


Melissa Hudson, MD

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital