Handbook of Cancer Survivorship

Editors: Feuerstein, Michael (Ed.)

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Not long ago, a cancer diagnosis was regarded as an automatic death sentence; today there are ten million survivors. Equally impressive is the growing number of clinicians and researchers dedicated to improving the quality of survivors’ lives and care. Yet despite this encouraging picture, there has never been a reliable central source for relevant clinical information—until now

The Handbook on Cancer Survivorship responds to the diverse needs of survivors and their support communities by comprehensively addressing the major issues in the field, from the burden of survivorship to secondary prevention. Editor Michael Feuerstein, himself a cancer survivor, and sixty other top scientist-practitioners analyze in depth how survivors meet and manage the challenges of life after cancer, and what clinicians, researchers, and public health systems can do to ease the transition.

The Handbook’s 27 comprehensive chapters include the latest research and practice related to:

-Survivors’ quality of life, and how it can be assessed

-Managing everyday and chronic stress

-Depression, anxiety, pain disorders, and cognitive changes

-Coping, adaptation, and resilience

-Behavior change strategies—exercise, weight control, smoking cessation

-Cancer survivorship centers and other models for follow-up care

-Survivor, clinician, and international perspectives

-New frontiers in practice, research, and policy

Such wide-ranging coverage benefits everyone involved in cancer survival: primary care providers, oncologists; behavioral health specialists; physical and occupational therapists; nutritionists; epidemiologists; health systems professionals and policymakers; and, of course, survivors themselves and their families.

About the authors

Michael Feuerstein, Ph.D., MPH is Professor in the Departments of Medical and Clinical Psychology and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland. He is also Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at that institution. In addition, he is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Medicine, at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. Dr. Feuerstein is founder and editor-in-chief of Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation and recently launched (2007) Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, as well as editor of the Handbook of Cancer Survivorship. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, the American Psychological Association, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. As a cancer survivor himself (brain cancer) he focuses his research and advocacy work in the area of cancer survivorship, helping to improve the health, health care, well being and functional recovery of cancer survivors of all types. This latest book addresses many aspects of research and practice related to work following primary cancer treatment, This book was compiled as an effort to improve the lives of those cancer survivors who desire to return and remain at work.


From the reviews:

"To my knowledge, this is the first book that targets health care professionals who work with survivors of adult cancer. … For investigators interested in prevention-focused interventions, this is must-read material. For clinicians involved in developing or enhancing multidisciplinary clinical programs for cancer survivors, this section also includes many excellent and well-founded strategies that could be easily integrated into current practice. … It will serve as an excellent starting point for future books on survivorship ... ." (Kevin C. Oeffinger, The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 356 (24), 2007)

"In summary, the Handbook of Cancer Survivorship is a ‘must have’ reference for researchers and clinicians who work in the area of cancer care. The bibliographical resources provided alone make it worth the price. More importantly, this book reflects that fact that cancer research has now moved beyond issues of how best to treat and cure to issues of how we will care for those we have treated and who have survived. The editor, contributors, and those whose research is referenced are to be applauded for moving us in that direction." (Gary T. Deimling, Psycho-Oncology, Vol. 16: 871-872, 2007)

"If the idea is to obtain more details on general issues applied to all types of cancers, I would recommend Handbook of Cancer Survivorship." (Daniela Dornelles Rosa, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 298: 1700-1701, 2007)

"This book provides up-to-date information from 60 scientist-practitioners and the editor, a cancer survivor. … The purpose is to compile the work of professionals from multiple disciplines in a comprehensive resource for cancer care clinicians and researchers. … The book should be useful to cancer survivors, persons living with advanced cancer, family, friends, healthcare providers, and researchers. … This scholarly well written book would be useful to the broad range oncology care professionals who guide cancer patients and families … ." (Melody L. McKinney, Doody's Book Review, October, 2007)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Cancer Survivorship

    Pages 3-6

    Feuerstein, Michael

  • The Burden of Cancer Survivorship

    Pages 7-18

    Wolff, Steven N.

  • Quality of Care

    Pages 19-42

    Earle, Craig C.

  • Quality of Life in Long-Term Cancer Survivors

    Pages 43-65

    Bloom, Joan R. (et al.)

  • Health Care Disparities

    Pages 67-77

    Oseni, T. Salewa (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Cancer Survivorship
  • Michael Feuerstein
Springer US
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Springer-Verlag US
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XX, 504