Treatment and Survivorship Goal
Goal: Quality care shall be available and accessible to the people of New Hampshire through all phases of the cancer continuum.
Theresa Steiner, Elliot Hospital
Barbara Kimball, Nashua Regional Cancer Center
As the number of cancer survivors in New Hampshire increases, more services will be needed to treat the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and financial issues faced by cancer survivors.
Because cancer treatment changes rapidly and is increasingly complex, careful attention is required to ensure that New Hampshire residents continually have access to current approaches to care. Generally, it is through clinical research trials that advancements and improvements in cancer treatment occur. By enrolling in a clinical trial, cancer survivors may be some of the first patients to benefit from a new cancer treatment while contributing to cancer research.
The Treatment and Survivorship work group focuses on:
- access to clinical trials
- innovative approaches to address survivorship issues. These approaches include things such as patient navigation programs, cancer follow-up care plans, and survivorship resource directories. It remains important for the treatment process to also include the discussion of advanced-care directives before a directive is needed.
Treatment and Survivorship
News and Events
Division of Public Health Recognizes "Don't Fry Day", NH DHHS Press Release, 5/24/13
NH Senate Rejects Tobacco Tax Hike, Seacoastonline, 5/23/13
2nd Annual Race for the Cure Set for May 11, Boston.com, 5/5/13
A healthy choice for NH Senate, Fosters.com Editorial, 4/13/13
Cigarette tax increase seen as a deterrent to youth smoking, Union Leader, 4/9/13
NH CCC annual conference presentations available: Navigating Turbulent Waters: Reducing the Burden of Cancer in Individuals and Communities was held March 20, 2013.
Monthly Checkup: Colon Cancer Awareness Month, WMUR, 3/21/13
UPDATED: House approves tobacco settlement, to net about $17 million, Union Leader, 3/20/13
NH Kids Will 'Kick Butts' on Wednesday, March 20, Wall Street Journal, 3/15/13