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UCLA-LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence

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The Department of Medicine

Division of Hematology / Oncology

UCLA-LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence

Currently, there are over 10 million cancer survivors in the United States, representing 3.5% of the population. Due to advances in screening and treatment, people diagnosed with cancer are living longer than ever before. This unique population has special health care needs which are now being addressed at the UCLA-LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence.

Our Center is one of only seven leading NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers nation-wide that are members of the Lance Armstrong Foundation Survivorship Center of Excellence Network. Our Center builds on the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center’s two decades of survivorship research and is putting into place critical clinical programs to help cancer survivors transition from active treatment to managing cancer as a chronic disease. Our Center is dedicated to providing high-quality clinical care, promoting survivorship research, and partnering with community agencies to provide education on survivorship issues.

Our clinical program for adult survivors of adult and pediatric cancers is VITA: Vital Information and Tailored Assessment . This program is designed to provide high-quality clinical consultations to cancer patients who have completed active treatment and are considered "disease free." These comprehensive consultations are geared towards helping the patient navigate the transition from patient to survivor, focusing on the physical, psychosocial, and emotional needs of the patient and addressing the long-term and late effects of cancer treatment. An important component of these visits is the creation of an individualized Survivorship Care Plan which will help guide the future care of the patient. Our Center also offers a Long-Term Follow-Up program for pediatric cancer survivors.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone Number
(310) 794-7525 Amy Jacobson, NP

Email Address
ajacobson@mednet.ucla.edu
Website
UCLA-LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence
PHYSICIANS & SPECIALISTS
Director Specialty
Ganz, Patricia MD Hematology & Oncology

Associate Director
Casillas, Jacqueline MD Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
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Specialty
Medical Oncology

Disorders and Conditions
Cancers