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
Lawmakers in 2014 May Tighten NH's 2007 Smoking Ban, Concord Monitor, 12/8/13
Palliative Care, the Treatment That Respects Pain, NY Times, 12/2/13
Sick Lungs Don't Show, Breathe NH video, 11/20/13
Colorectal Cancer Tests Save Lives, CDC Vital Signs, 11/2013
How Doctors Die - Showing Others the Way, NYT, 11/19/13
NYC Bans Tobacco Sales to Anyone Under Age 21, WBTV.com, 11/20/13
Ten Things E-Cigarettes Won't Tell You, Wall Street Journal, 11.10.13
Doctors Slow to Embrace Recommended HPV Testing, NHPR, 11/7/13
Research funding opportunity announced by Northern New England Clincal Oncology Society, deadline 11/16/13
Making Strides to End Breast Cancer in Dover, Fosters.com, 10/15/13
Free Breast Cancer Screenings Offered at Families First, Seacoastonline, 10/14/13
DHHS Announces Medicaid Care Management Sessions for Clients, NH DHHS, 9/30/13