ASTRO develops a template to facilitate radiotherapy-specific cancer survivorship care plans

Cancer survivorship care plans (SCPs) are designed to help clinicians and patients coordinate and communicate about post cancer treatment health care needs, providing a record of the care a patient received, their disease characteristics, and follow-up plans that integrate available evidence-based standards of care, including surveillance and monitoring of potential late effects of treatment. Barriers to SCP implementation include competing time demands, cost and a lack of reimbursement, and a paucity of guidelines and systems to streamline the SCP process.

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