Survivorship Care Guidelines for Non-Small Cell Lung and Colorectal Cancers
Medical oncologist Crystal Denlinger, MD, presented new results from her project titled “Adherence to NCCN Survivorship Care Guidelines in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Colorectal Cancer (CRC)” at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s 20th annual conference in March. Denlinger and colleagues found that comprehensive assessment guidelines for NSCLC and CRC survivors were not regularly met, although adherence increased somewhat after providers received an educational intervention focused on survivorship care. The research, presented at the conference’s general poster session, was funded through Denlinger’s NCCN Foundation 2012 Young Investigator Award. Denlinger also gave a talk introducing the NCCN’s new guidelines on anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity in cancer survivors.
In addition to Denlinger, medical oncologist Anthony J. Olszanski, MD, RPh presented at the meeting. He discussed the principles of immunotherapy in a two-part session, the second session of which focused on melanoma, kidney, and lung cancers.