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Survivorship Research at Sylvester

Information

To learn more about cancer survivorship research at Sylvester, please call, 305-243-3329 or
email Survivorship Research.

Appointments

To learn more or request an appointment, call 305-243-4922 or
email scccsurvivorship@miami.edu

There is a growing trend among National Cancer Institute designated Cancer Centers to establish initiatives and institutes that support cancer survivorship care and translational research. Cancer Survivorship and Translational Behavioral Sciences at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Miami serves as a nexus for the intersection of transformative clinical and research approaches to cancer survivorship.

We seek to bring together clinicians and scientists across multiple disciplines to foster exceptional and specialized cancer survivorship care and research, ensure implementation of evidence-based and state of the art survivorship care, and avoid fragmentation of services across the UHealth system.

Our patient centered approach to survivorship brings together comprehensive supportive oncology services including psychosocial, rehabilitative, integrative and palliative care, among others. Several specialized survivorship medical clinics will address the unique needs of cancer survivors such as late effects and long-term effects of treatment, lifestyle factors and comorbidities, surveillance and screening for recurrences or secondary cancers, and coordination of care among providers.

These clinics, along with our Cancer Control (CC) research program, which houses our survivorship research base, and our patients at Sylvester provide the platform for translational survivorship research including cancer care delivery, assessment and intervention research initiatives. Research initiatives capitalize from clinical operations such as Phase I clinics (e.g., toxicities monitoring), ambulatory care clinics (e.g., symptom assessment and management) and precision care (e.g., patient engagement in genomic sequencing).

The Cancer Survivorship and Translational Behavioral Sciences Initiative is intended to be able to support and foster evidence-based and programmatic oversight of symptom monitoring, care delivery and electronic health record integration.

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