Betsy Risendal, PhD with the University of Colorado describes trends, challenges, and public health’s role in cancer survivorship.
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- Survivorship Toolkit
- Society of Gynecologic Oncology - Survivorship Toolkit - Toolkit that includes: treatment summary and survivorship care plans, self-care plan, information cards, and a survivorship calendar.
- Cancer Survivorship
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Cancer Survivorship - Overview of cancer survivorship, includes: basic information, what the CDC is doing, caregivers for cancer patients and survivors, stories of survivorship, partners, and national reports.
- Nutrition and physical activity guidelines for cancer survivors - Cheryl L. Rock PhD, RD1, Colleen Doyle MS, RD2,*, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried PhD, RD3, Jeffrey Meyerhardt MD, MPH4,Kerry S. Courneya PhD5, Anna L. Schwartz FNP, PhD, FAAN6, Elisa V. Bandera MD, PhD7, Kathryn K. Hamilton MA, RD, CSO, CDN8, Barbara Grant MS, RD, CSO, LD9,Marji McCullough ScD, RD10, Tim Byers MD, MPH11 and Ted Gansler MD, MBA, MPH12
- Meeting the Challenge of Cancer Survivorship in Public Health: Results from the Evaluation of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for Cancer Survivors - Betsy C. Risendal,1,* Andrea Dwyer,1 Richard W. Seidel,2 Kate Lorig,3 Letoynia Coombs,4 and Marcia G. Ory5
- Discuss trends in survivorship
- Identify challenges held by cancer survivors
- Identify the public health role in cancer control
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Betsy Risendal, PhD, University of Colorado
Betsy Risendal, PhD is the Director and Principal Investigator of the Colorado Patient Navigator Training Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics. She is also an affiliate of the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center with a robust research portfolio in cancer survivorship and health disparities. Her many other current projects include service as Principal Investigator for a cancer rehabilitation project funded by the Lance Armstrong Foundation; a service/outreach project for underserved Latinas funded by Avon; co-director of the Cancer Center's Lance Armstrong Center of Excellence; and a co-investigator for a study of psychosocial outcomes in Latina breast cancer survivors.
Dr. Risendal's research is focused on cancer survivorship with an emphasis on health disparities. She currently serves as Principal Investigator on a grant to study health and quality of life in long-term colon cancer survivors, and as the lead evaluator for Lance Armstrong Center of Excellence in Cancer Survivorship at the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Promoting physical activity and other health-related behavior interventions after cancer among underserved populations is a particular area of interest. Dr. Risendal also serves on national and state projects related to patient navigation, including both training and research.