Conclusion And Future Research

There is a vast range of assessment options and methods of data capture available to researchers in cancer survivorship. Computer technology enables real-time monitoring in clinical practice using paper, telephone, PC-based or web-enabled assessment and evaluation. This pool of available technology can and should contribute to improving care for cancer patients during active treatment and into long-term survivorship. The reach of these opportunities will hopefully extend beyond oncology practice and back into primary care. Further research is needed to develop and test specific applications and their contribution to care. Active patient participation in care will likely benefit all.

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