Identifying Educational Approaches and Resources to Support Seamless Transitions Between Cancer Programs and Primary Care

It is estimated that nearly one in two Canadians will develop some form of cancer over their lifetimes. In supporting the growing number of individuals transitioning to survivorship care, there is a need to improve the coordination between cancer care and the primary- and community-care sectors. The transition in care following treatment into survivorship requires survivors and their families to adjust how they interact with the healthcare system. Additional supports are required to meet the needs of cancer survivors in this transition, as well as to enhance the capacity of primary- and community-care sectors in providing optimal care during and beyond the care transition.