Translating Science to Care

The 6th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference Cancer Survivorship Research: Translating Science to Care was held in Arlington, VA, June 14–16, 2012 and co-sponsored by The National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, LIVESTRONG, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



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Thursday, June 14th

Opening Session – Introductory Remarks

Bob Croyle, PhD
Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

John Seffrin, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
American Cancer Society

Andy Miller, MHSE, CHES
Executive Vice President of Mission

Marcus Plescia MD, MPH
Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Russ Glasgow, PhD
Deputy Director, Implementation Science
National Cancer Institute
View Slides [PDF 1.895KB]

2:00 pm-3:30 pm  Plenary: Obesity

Chair: Catherine Alfano, PhD
National Cancer Institute
View Slides [PDF 637KB]

Leslie Bernstein, PhD
City of Hope
The Impact of Obesity on Cancer Survivorship [PDF 612KB]

Lee Jones, PhD
Duke Cancer Institute
Translational Research to Optimize the Efficacy of Exercise Therapy as Treatment for Cancer [PDF 3,003KB]

Jennifer Ligibel, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Elizabeth A. Rohan, PhD, MSW
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colleen Doyle, MS, RD
American Cancer Society

Matt M. Longjohn, MD, MPH
YMCA of the USA

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Concurrent sessions:

1. Cognition

Chair: Wendy Nelson, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute

Moderator: Tim Ahles, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Cognitive Effects of Cancer Treatments: State of the Science [PDF 2,424 KB]

Idelle Davidson, MPA
Co-author,“Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus.” [PDF 760 KB]

Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD
University of California, San Diego
The Influence of Sleep on Cognition in Breast Cancer

Kristina Hardy, PhD
Children’s National Medical Center
Cognitive Training for Pediatric Cancer Survivors [PDF 385 KB]

2. Cardiac InjuryChair/Moderator
Joanna Brell, MD
National Cancer Institute
View Slides [PDF 946 KB]

Thomas Force, MD
Temple University School of Medicine
Cardiotoxicity of Targeted Therapeutics

Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Early Detection of Cardiotoxicity: Novel Biomarkers [PDF 4,774KB]

Lee Jones, PhD
Duke Cancer Institute
The Effects of Aerobic Training to Improve Cardiovascular Function During or After Anti-Tumor Therapy [PDF 1,382KB]

Douglas Sawyer, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Translating Basic Cardiovascular Research into Improving Outcomes in Breast Cancer [PDF 2,174KB]

3. Stress

Chair: Paige McDonald, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute

Moderator: Lynne, Padgett, PhD
National Cancer Institute
View Slides [PDF 3,691KB]

Anil K. Sood, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Mechanisms of Stress Effects on Cancer [PDF 2,792KB]

Susan Lutgendorf, PhD
University of Iowa
From Mind to Brain to Cancer Cell: A Systematic Approach to Cancer Progression [PDF 3,114KB]

Barbara L. Andersen, PhD
Ohio State University
The Biobehavioral Model: From Discovery to Intervention Dissemination [PDF 1,514KB]

4. Care PlanningChair/Moderator
Carly Parry, PhD, MSW
National Cancer Institute
View Slides [PDF 361KB]

Talya Salz, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Colorectal Cancer Survivors' Needs and Preferences for Survivorship Information [PDF 173KB]

Kim A.H. Nicolaije, MSc
Tilburg University
The Impact of an Automatically Generated Survivorship Care Plan on Patient Reported Outcomes (ROGY Care): First Outcomes of a Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial among Gynecologogical Cancer Patients [PDF 989KB]

Scott Randy Secord, MSW, RSW
The Princess Margaret Cancer Survivorship Program
eCancer 2012: Collaborative Survivorship Care, Intersecting Trans-disciplinary Care and eHealth Technologies [PDF 3,407KB]

Claire Pace, MSN
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Cancer Survivorship Care Plans [PDF 259KB]

Friday, June 15

9:00 am – 10:30 am  Plenary: Health Equity

Chair: Shoba Srinivasan
National Cancer Institute
View Presentation [PDF 55KB]

Moderator: Kimlin Tam Ashing-Giwa, PhD
City of Hope Medical Center
Health Equity: Moving Survivorship Interventions Forward among Underserved Populations [PDF 247KB] 

Part 2 [PDF 380KB]

Jackie Casillas, MD, MSHS
University of California
Cancer Survivorship and Health Equity Research: Lessons Learned from Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Cancer Survivors

Melinda Stolley, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
Moving Forward Together: Partnerships to Support a Weight Loss Program for African-American Breast Cancer Survivors [PDF 911KB]

Linda Burhanssitpano, Dr.PH
Native American Cancer Research Corporation
Translating Science to Care: Findings from 716 American Indian Alaska Native Cancer Survivors [PDF 1,642KB]

11:00 am – 12:30 pm  Concurrent sessions:

5. Resilience

Chair: Carly Parry, PhD, MSW
National Cancer Institute

Moderator: Brad Zebrack, PhD, MSW, MPH
University of Michigan School of Social Work

View Slides [PDF 872KB]

Annette L. Stanton, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Conceptualizing Resilience in the Context of Cancer Survivorship

Keith Bellizzi, PhD, MPH
University of Connecticut
Resilience in Survivors of Colorectal Cancer [PDF 220KB]

Tina Staley, LCSW
Duke Cancer Care Research Program

Amy P. Abernethy, MD
Duke University School of Medicine
Evidence Development and Implementation for Resilience Interventions: Pathfinders / Pillars4Life as a Case Study

6. Innovative Surveillance

Tenbroeck Smith, MA
American Cancer Society
View Slides [PDF 1,091KB]

Steven B. Clauser, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Joan Warren, PhD
National Cancer Institute
Using SEER-Medicare Data for Cancer Survivorship Research [PDF 486 KB]

Joseph Lipscomb, PhD
Emory University
Augmenting State Cancer Registry Data for Quality-of-Care Assessment: the Georgia Project [PDF 486KB]

Discussant: Larissa Nekylyudov, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical School
View Slides [PDF 4,113KB]

7. Fatigue

Chair: Kevin Stein, PhD
American Cancer Society

Moderator: Sandra A. Mitchell, PhD, CRNP
National Cancer Institute

Paul Jacobsen, PhD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Current Issues in the Conceptualization and Measurement of Cancer Related Fatigue [PDF 83KB]

Julienne Bower, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles
Underlying Biological Mechanisms and Pathophysiology of Cancer Related Fatigue [PDF 502 KB]

Ann M. Berger, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Intervention Research: Accelerating the Translation of Knowledge to Improve Cancer Related Fatigue Outcomes [PDF 2,029KB]

Chad Ward
Cancer Survivor
Slides Unavailable8. Communication within the Family

Co-Chairs: Lynne Padgett, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Co-Chair: Natasha Buchanan, PhD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Moderator: We-ying Sylvia Cho, PhD, MPH
National Cancer Institute

Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW
City of Hope

Engaging Breast Cancer Patients and their Partners in a Strengths-Based Intervention Immediately Before the Clinical Encounter with the Surgeon [PDF 2,533KB]

Hoda Badr, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
The Role of Spousal Communication in Patient and Partner Adjustment to Metastatic Breast Cancer [PDF 882KB]

Laurel Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Michigan
Fostering Patient-Caregiver Communication: From Intervention to Dissemination [PDF 4,730KB]

Linda Squiers, PhD
RTI International
Telling Kids About Cancer- A Tool For the Newly Diagnosed that Uses Survivors' Stories Gathered through StoryCorps [PDF 7,979KB]

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm  Special Session: Mechanisms of Aging/Premature Aging

Corinne Leach, MS, PhD, MPH
American Cancer Society

Lynne W. Elmore, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
View Slides [PDF 3,183KB]

Aoife O’Donovan, BA, MPsychsc, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
From Bench to Behavior: Lifestyle Factors and the Biology of Aging [PDF 5760KB]

Discussant: Julia Rowland, PhD
National Cancer Institute
View Slides [PDF 350KB]

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm  Concurrent session:

9. AdherenceChair/Discussant

Julia Rowland, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Adherence in Chronic Disease [PDF 4521KB]

Louis Fehrenbacher, MD
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
The Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Compliance/Adherence Problem: Can Integrated Care Management Fix It?

Talya Salz, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Adherence to Surveillance Colonoscopy Guidelines After a Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer [PDF 417KB]

10. Relationships and Intimacy

Chair: Ruth Rechis, PhD

Emily Eargle, MSSW

Moderator: Leslie Schover, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
View Presentation [PDF 1,079KB]

Ulrike Boehmer, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Tell me the Sex of your Partner, and I will Tell You How You are Doing [PDF 338KB]

Kathryn Flynn, PhD
Duke University
Development of the PROMIS Sexual Function Measure

Sharon Bober, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
ProjectSHARE: An Intervention to Manage Sexual Dysfunction in Women having
Risk-Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy (RRSO) [PDF 1,201KB]

Sarah Wenstrand, BA
Cancer Survivor
Cargiver Perspectives on Relationships and Intimacy During Cancer Illness and Treatment [PDF 3,264KB]

11. Economic Issues

Chair: Robin Yabroff, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Moderator: Katherine S. Virgo, PhD, M.B.A.
American Cancer Society

Mark C. Hornbrook, PhD
Kaiser Permanente Northwest
The Economic Burden of Cancer Survivorship: Medical Care and Family Costs

Cathy Bradley, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Employment and Cancer: Implications for Survivors, Providers, and Researchers

Pamela Farley Short, PhD
The Pennsylvania State University
Health Insurance Issues for Survivors, Past and Future

Discussant: Steve Finan
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Slides Unavailable

12. Psychosocial Issues in Cancer Survivorship

Chair/Moderator: Lynne Padgett, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Floortje Mols, PhD
Tilburg University
Depression is a Risk Factor for ALL-Cause Mortality: Results From a Prospective Population-Based Study Among 3080 Cancer Survivors From the PROFILES Registry [PDF 525KB]

Paul Greene, PhD
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Translating Pyschosocial Science to Clinical Care: A Dissemination Effort to Train Psychosocial Oncology Clinicians [PDF 435KB]

Laura Forsythe, PhD
National Cancer Institute
Receipt of Psychosocial Care Among Cancer Survivors in the United States

Jason E. Owen, PhD, MPH
Loma Linda University
Convenience and Registry Samples in An Internet-Based Intervention for Cancer Survivors Show Differences in Psychosocial Characteristics and
Engagement [PDF 886KB]

Saturday, June 16

9:00 am – 10:30 am  Special Session: National Cancer Survivorship Initiatives

Chair/Moderator: Kevin Stein, PhD
American Cancer Society

Ruth Rechis, PhD

Ellen Beckjord, PhD, MPH
UPMC Cancer Centers

Sana Naveed, MPH
National Cancer Institute
Constructs, Consensus, and Collaboration: Advancing the Field of Survivorship Care Planning [PDF 1,268KB]

Katherine Sharpe, MTS
American Cancer Society
National Survivorship Resource Center Update: Efforts to Improve the Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors [PDF 1,239KB]

11:00 am – 12:30 pm  Plenary: Optimizing Communication and Coordination during Post-Treatment of Cancer Survivors

Chair/Moderator: Steven B. Clauser, PhD
National Cancer Institute

Neeraj Arora, PhD
National Cancer Institute
Homeless in a World of Medical Homes? Cancer Survivors' Experiences of Communication and Coordination During Post-treatment Care [PDF 1,505KB]

David W. Kissane, MD, MPM, FRANZCP, FRAChPM
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
A New Consultation to Introduce Lymphoma Patients to Survivorship: Communication About Future Care Plans [PDF 3866KB]

Carly Parry, PhD, MSW
National Cancer Institute
Care Coordination: Lessons for Cancer Survivorship from the Care Transitions Program [PDF 2,871KB]

Kavita Patel, PhD, MS
Brookings Institution
Navigating Policy Impacts of Health Reform: The Essential Elements for Coordinating Care of Survivors [PDF 297KB]

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm  Wrap up and adjourn

Russ Glasgow, PhD
Deputy Director, Implementation Science
National Cancer Institute
View Slides [PDF 690KB]