Jane Perlmutter, PhD | Authors

From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Translation

June 01, 2006

As a 20-plus-year cancer survivor, I have been heartened to see the number of cancer survivors increase (currently estimated at well over 10 million Americans), and new attention paid to the unique, wide-ranging, and long-term issues that follow the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This volume reflects that trend. It reports the work of an Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies "Committee on Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life."