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Survivorship Programs to Support Quality of Life

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Step Status
Release Date: Sat, 1/1/22
Termination Date: Fri, 5/31/24
Credits: 1

Educational Planner

Jennifer Griggs, MD, MPH


Audra Putt, MPH
Debbie Webster, MSW, BSN, RN


Karen S Brown, MPA
Jennifer Nicodemus, BS
Audra Putt, MPH
Debbie Webster, MSW, BSN, RN
Martha Jean York, LBSW

Activity Coordinator
Vanessa Aron

This lecture was originally presented on 03/30/2021.
There are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for this activity.

Educational Objectives: At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:
  1. Provide an overview of evidence-based wellness interventions to promote healthier practices, including physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, mental &emotional well-being.
  2. Participants will recognize how tobacco use interferes with cancer treatment and will be able to identify referral tools to assist patients in quitting.
  3. LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that brings cancer survivors together on a journey to reclaim their health following treatment. Participants will learn about program structure, burden of care, and how to refer/enroll.
  4. Provide an overview of the evidence-based Cancer PATH: Thriving & Surviving Program and demonstrate how it motivates survivors and caregivers to improve both their quality of living and health outcomes.
Target Audience: This activity is appropriate for House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Other Healthcare Professionals, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Social Workers in the fields of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Social Work.
Accreditation and Credit Designation:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and State of Michigan: Department of Health and Human Services. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: June 2021
Termination Date: May 2024

Additional Info: Bibliographic Resources

1. Barnett TE, et al. Smoking cessation and survival among people diagnosed with non-metastatic cancer. BMC Cancer. 2020 Aug 5;20(1):726. PMID: 32758159
2. Bellury LM, et al. Elderly cancer survivorship: an integrative review and conceptual framework. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2011 Jul;15(3):233-42. PMID: 21530396.
3. Yeganeh L, et al. Effects of lifestyle modification on cancer recurrence, overall survival and quality of life in gynaecological cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Maturitas. 2018 May;111:82-89. PMID: 29673836.
4. Niu C, et al. Lifestyle Behaviors in Elderly Cancer Survivors: A Comparison With Middle-Age Cancer Survivors. J Oncol Pract. 2015 Jul;11(4):e450-9. PMID: 26060227.
5. Warren GW, et al. Smoking Cessation After a Cancer Diagnosis Is Associated With Improved Survival. J Thorac Oncol. 2020 May;15(5):705-708. PMID: 32197939.

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 1.00
Participation: 1.00