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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
January 12, 2016

Cancer Survivors’ Unmet Care Needs

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JAMA. 2016;315(2):123. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.17834

As more people live longer with cancer because of early detection and improved treatments, their complex, lifelong care needs will require greater attention. However, the current health care system isn’t fully equipped to manage their long-term disease sequelae or the potential consequences of radiation therapy or chemotherapy, according to CDC investigators. Their articles on improving the health and lives of patients with cancer appeared recently in a special supplement in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (http://1.usa.gov/1l4Z50t).