Mayer appointed to term on Cancer Survivorship Committee

Deborah Mayer, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, associate professor in the UNC School of Nursing, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Cancer Survivorship Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Mayer is a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The Cancer Survivorship Committee identifies strategies for increasing collaboration between oncologists and primary care professionals in the provision of healthcare services for cancer survivors; develops clinical tools, resources and guidance needed to provide optimal care for survivors, including tools to enhance coordination of care among providers as well as to assess and manage psychosocial issues for survivors and their families; develops a cancer survivorship curriculum to supplement existing oncology training; and participates in developing a model for survivorship care that is integrated, comprehensive, and patient-centered.

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