Cancer survivorship is particularly significant for patients with urologic malignancies, who account for >25% of cancer survivors. The American Cancer Society has a guideline on survivorship care in prostate cancer and the American Urological Association has published a core curriculum on cancer survivorship in urologic cancers. However, there is a lack of high-quality evidence on survivorship strategies to inform guideline recommendations. Future efforts need to focus on producing high-quality survivorship research and on increasing appropriate resources to improve the implementation of survivorship care. PATIENT SUMMARY: There are few guidelines on survivorship care for patients with prostate, bladder, penile, or kidney cancer. More funding is needed for research into care for cancer survivors.
European urology focus. 2023 Feb 24 [Epub ahead of print]
David-Dan Nguyen, Christopher J D Wallis, Neil E Fleshner, Quoc-Dien Trinh, Zachary Klaassen, Rashid K Sayyid
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada., Division of Urology and Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA., Section of Urology, Department of Surgery, Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA., Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Electronic address: .