There are over 1,500 Commission on Cancer accredited cancer care facilities in the U.S., 66 National Cancer Institute accredited cancer centers, and there are countless other entities that provide care and services to cancer patients.  With over 13 million cancer patients currently living within the United States, oncology professionals are struggling to keep up with patient needs.  This critical mass of cancer survivors is projected to grow to 18 million by 2020; therefore, the need to develop and implement survivorship care is NOW.  However, the delivery of survivorship care is limited.  In a recent national assessment of oncology nurses, it was found that only 13% of cancer-care facilities had a formal survivorship program and approximately 30% had limited access to survivorship care- for instance programs and services directed at a particular population such as breast cancer survivors.  This same survey also found significant self-reported knowledge deficits in a variety of cancer survivorship domains.  CST aims to provide an accessible eLearning solution to fill in these knowledge gaps and improve access to care for cancer patients.


Most cancer-care providers are focused on diagnosis and treatment of cancer.  Some facilities and academic medical centers include services along the continuum of cancer care:  screening, prevention, treatment, prevention and palliative care. Cancer survivors require access to care across the cancer continuum, delivered in one single location or across multiple specialty and primary care provider locations.   The challenge is coordinating this multi-disciplinary care among providers.  This is really the framework of delivering survivorship care.


Cancer patients are demanding survivorship care and national experts recognize the need for the purposeful delivery of survivorship care.   Reinforcing this initiative, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer’s Cancer Program Standards 2012: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care mandates that all organizations must create a formal plan for the delivery of survivorship care plans by 2014 and implement that plan by 2015 in order to maintain accreditation.  This change in accreditation standards has heightened the need to educate providers and staff on the importance of survivorship care and to develop and implement formal programming to address the needs of cancer survivors. 


Cancer Survivorship Training’s eLearning solution can provide the education and resources necessary to initiate or maintain survivorship programming within your organization.  CST addresses the need for accessible continuing education, provides resources for program development and implementation, and can be customized to your organization. 


CST has teamed with some of the premier experts in the field to create our courses.  Similarly, CST’s technology can be implemented in a variety of ways.  Training can be delivered direct to the individuals in your organization.  Or, CST can be integrated into your current learning environment, including branding options.  


Please contact CST today to explore how we can help your organization create a best-in-class survivorship program and educational resource for your health care team.

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Cancer Survivorship Training (CST) provides continuing education and training tools to help healthcare professionals meet their professional needs and improve the lives of cancer patients.


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