Home » ASCO News & Forum Highlights The Passport for Care® Application
Application designed to notify physicians of the specific therapies and late effects from cancer that affect survivors of childhood cancer
May 14, 2007 – ASCO News and Forum
Delivering Survivorship Information and Resources to Patients and Caregivers: The two-and-a-half day conference highlighted distinct themes within the field of survivorship. Communications and e-health was the focus of the first of four plenary sessions. “I am thrilled about the possibilities in this area and the new and exciting potential direction that the e-health road is taking us,” says Dr. Rowland.
David Poplack, MD, Director of Texas Children’s Cancer Center, discussed the new Passport for Care® Application, an interactive Internet resource he helped to develop at his institution in conjunction with the Children’s Oncology Group (COG).
“The Passport for Care is designed to address the fact that survivors of childhood cancer change physicians frequently, may not be aware of the specific therapies they received, and often seek care from physicians who are unfamiliar with the long-term and late effects of their disease and its treatment,” Dr. Poplack explained. “Developing portable and accessible summaries of treatment and potential health risks enables survivors to actively participate in their follow-up care.”