Goal 1: Promote Human Health

Simplify cancer survivor followup

Excellent work has been done by Childrens Oncology Group and Childhood Cancer survivor group and the late effects of cancer treatment ,especially in children but also young adults is an ongoing field of study. However protocols for follow up studies ,which should be done and how often and by whom are very complicated and hard to follow.

My idea is to develop a simple, relatively inexpensive and user friendly,protocol for the surveillance in these patients which can be done by internists or general practitioners or nurse practitioners.

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Critical Challenge (CC)

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

The idea could and probably is being worked on by an interested group.

Putting the idea into practice is more difficult as these patients are followed by diverse practitioners,become lost to follow up and do not themselves realize the problems they may face

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : Carole Hurvit


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Idea No. 755