Preliminary data from SWOG/CRAB survey on patient/survivor needs


Last October we were able to assist the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and Cancer Research and Biostatistics (CRAB) by asking readers to participate in an online survey dealing with the needs of patients (“survivors”) in providing follow-up cancer information after initial treatment for their cancer. The early results are in.

Preliminary data show that 1,400 cancer patients had contributed to the survey between October 2013 and the end of January 2014, and that more than 32 percent were prostate cancer patients, so, on behalf of Tony Crispino (the SWOG Genitourinary Cancer Committee’s patient advocate), thank you to all who contributed.

We shan’t give you any more of the preliminary results … You can see all of those if you just click here and then open the downloadable PDF file. If you want to let Tony Crispino know your reactions to these data (because I am sure he would be interested), we suggest you make your comments here (although you can just put them below if you want to).

One Response

  1. Thank you once again! Our effort will go places here. We are your advocates and we needed this input. I am a survivor, look up that definition. But I also know that the term means so much more to so many. SWOG will continue this investigation. As the nation’s #1 GU Co-op committee ~ thank you all. These data are relevant.

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