The science of survivorship: moving from risk to risk reduction

Wednesday, 2016/09/07, 16:00 h

Due to advances in early detection and cancer therapy, cancer survivors are a rapidly growing population. Worldwide, there are over 33 million cancer survivors, including over 300,000 living in Switzerland. Many cancer survivors have substantial physical and psychosocial morbidity following their therapy and are at risk for premature death. Thus, many have advocated for risk-based health care of cancer survivors which includes surveillance for recurrence of the cancer, surveillance for second cancers, screening and management of longterm and late effects, and prevention.

Event organizer: ISPM Bern
Speaker: Dr. Kevin C. Oeffinger, Member and Attending Director, Cancer Survivorship Center at MSK, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
Date: 2016/09/07
Time: 16:00 - 17:00 h
Locality: Seminarraum, Finkenhubelweg 11 (1st Floor)
ISPM Hauptgebäude
Finkenhubelweg 11
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge