Melinda E. Kantsiper

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Limited research exists regarding views of patients, oncology specialists, and primary care providers (PCPs) concerning breast cancer survivorship care. To qualitatively explore the needs and priorities of breast cancer survivors, oncology specialists, and PCPs. Focus groups were conducted of survivors (21 in 5 groups), PCPs (15 in 2 groups), and oncology(More)
PURPOSE To examine how care for breast cancer survivors compares with controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS Using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-Medicare database, we examined five cohorts of stages 1 to 3 breast cancer survivors diagnosed from 1998 to 2002. For each survivor cohort (defined by diagnosis year), we calculated the number of visits(More)
Deficiencies in care for cancer survivors may result from unclear roles for primary care providers (PCPs) and oncology specialists in follow-up. To compare cancer survivors’ care to non-cancer controls. Retrospective, longitudinal, controlled study starting 366 days post-diagnosis. Stage 1-3 breast cancer survivors age 65+ diagnosed in 1998 (n = 1961) and(More)
The number of breast cancer survivors in the United States is increasing. With longer survival, there has been an increase in the complexity and duration of posttreatment care. Multidisciplinary care teams are needed to participate across the broad spectrum of issues that breast cancer survivors face. In this setting, the need for well-established patterns(More)
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