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October 17, 2006 • Volume 3 / Number 40 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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Madeline La Porta, 22-year survivor; Dr. Harold Seifried, 25-year survivor; Mary Ann Bright, Cancer caregiver since 1978
Important Cancer Survivorship Events
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1986
  
1986: National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) established

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) group picture

1998: NCCS sponsors "The March…Coming Together to Conquer Cancer" on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on September 25 and 26; days later, Congress awards a 16-percent increase in NCI funding

NCCS sponsors

1996: Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) established at NCI

1997: Lance Armstrong Foundation established

1997: NCI releases Long-Term Cancer Survivors Research RFA







2002: OCS and the American Cancer Society (ACS) host the first biennial cancer survivorship research conference, Cancer Survivorship: Resilience Across the Lifespan, in Washington, D.C.

2003: President's Cancer Panel selects cancer survivorship as a focus for fiscal years 2003 and 2004
  
  
2003: Institute of Medicine (IOM) releases a key report on childhood cancer survivorship



2004: Children's Oncology Group releases guidelines for follow-up care of childhood cancer survivors



2005: IOM releases a key report on adult cancer survivorship


2003: ACS releases health behavior guidelines for cancer patients and survivors


2005: The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) creates a committee to develop guidelines for survivors' follow-up care and a "Survivorship" track for its annual scientific meetings

The American Society for Clinical Oncology annual scientific meetings
  
  
2006: October marks the 20th anniversary of NCCS and the 10th of OCS
  
2006