Cancer Survivorship begins the moment you learn of your diagnosis and continues long after treatment. And thanks to medical advances, more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Survivorship care is changing quickly to address the complex needs of patients and their families for the duration of their cancer experience. What does it mean to live life to the fullest after a diagnosis? During this episode, we will discuss how survivorship programs meet patients where they are and work to address the patient’s medical and emotional needs.
Guest: Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
Ann Partridge, MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Vice-Chair of Medical Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she also serves as Director of the Adult Survivorship Program and leads the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer. As a medical oncologist and clinical researcher, she has sought to improve the care and outcomes of patients with cancer by conducting research, and by developing innovative clinical programming. Dr. Partridge serves in leadership roles nationally and internationally including as co-chair of the Breast Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology and co-chair of the biennial ESMO-ESO-sponsored Breast Cancer in Young Women Conference. She also served as Chair of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women from 2010-17. She has received prior awards and grants including a Champions of Change award from the White House, an ASCO Improving Cancer Care Grant, the CDC Carol Friedman Award, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer, and the Ellen L. Stovall Award in Cancer Survivorship from ASCO, and the A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award from Harvard Medical School.
Beyond the Clinic: Living Well With Melanoma is a twelve-series podcast hosted by Raymond Liu, MD, Director of Survivorship for Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. For more information on our program, Beyond the Clinic: Living Well with Melanoma, and to find out about upcoming topics and guests, click here.