The Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference, initiated in 2002 by the Society's Behavioral Research Center (BRC) and the National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Survivorship, serves as a forum for researchers, clinicians, cancer survivors, advocates, program planners, policy-makers and public health experts to learn about current and emerging cancer survivorship research.

Most recently, the 8th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Conference, "Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Landscape," was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., June 16-18, 2016 and co-sponsored by The American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

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Explore Past Conferences

2016: Innovation in a Rapidly Changing Landscape

The 2016 conference explored the shifting demography of cancer survivors, the reconfiguration of healthcare management, and how the rapid pace of development of new electronic and e-health technologies presented both opportunities and challenges to meeting the continuing and emerging needs of survivors. 

2014: Advancing Survivorship Care through Multilevel Collaborations

The 2014 conference was driven by a key question, “What is needed to build an effective and efficient model of coordinated survivorship care that meets the diverse needs of all survivors?” It focused on survivor needs that require the collective attention of researchers, practitioners, policymakers and advocates, working together to achieve progress.

2012:Translating Science to Care 

The 2012 conference focused on the growing consensus about the importance of translating scientific discoveries into clinical and behavioral interventions. It also explored replicating this work across diverse populations in a way that would optimize physical and psychosocial functioning and prolong the lives of cancer survivors. 

2010: Recovery and Beyond

The 2010 conference highlighted challenges in the field of cancer survivorship research and explored innovative solutions to these challenges. Proceedings included information on current cancer survivorship studies, as well as advances in research and interventions designed to improve long-term health and functional outcomes for cancer survivors and their families.

2008: Mapping the New Challenges

The 2008 conference focused on new challenges in the field of cancer survivorship research. It included information on current cancer survivorship studies, as well as advances in research and interventions designed to improve long-term outcomes for cancer survivors and their families.

2006: Embracing the Future

The 2006 conference heard from leading scientists and clinicians about the progress we've made in a number of key areas and the challenges that remained to be addressed. The conference provided state-of-the-science information and engaged thinking on how we could move forward in our still young field of cancer survivorship research.  

 

2004: Pathways to Health After Treatment

The 2004 conference explored the long-term and late effects of cancer and its treatment; populations at greatest risk for these effects; interventions, behaviors and surveillance efforts designed to improve health outcomes and well-being of survivors; and strategies and resources to support the need for and lead to the implementation of change at the research, clinical, and policy levels.

 

2002: Resilence Across the Lifespan

The first Biennial Cancer Survivorship conference came out of a partnership between the American Cancer Society's Behavioral Research Center and the National Cancer Institute's Office of Cancer Survivorship in an effort to champion the growing field of cancer survivorship research. The conference brought together investigators, clinicians, and advocates engaged in conducting or promoting research among individuals who had undergone treatment for cancer.