Dr. Amye Tevaarwerk directs new program for cancer survivor resources

While most people think of a cancer survivor as someone who has been cured of cancer, the term is actually much broader and includes anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer. Because this group includes people of all ages, races, and cancer diagnoses, there is a wide range of care that survivors need. To better meet these needs, UW Carbone Cancer Center created the Survivorship Program to serve as a centralized resource for survivorship clinical activities and research.

The Survivorship Program, directed by Amye Tevaarwerk, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, aims to ensure that every cancer survivor, no matter their background, has the best care for their unique situation.

Dr. Tevaarwerk says they are not replacing what doctors are already doing, but rather, “serving as a resource for clinical care.”

Some of the program’s research topics include improving care coordination, how novel health care delivery methods may benefit cancer survivors, how patient health portals, such as MyChart, are working for survivors, and the effectiveness of telehealth.

Learn more about this program in the full article from the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Other Department of Medicine Survivorship Program Faculty Staff:

  • Narjust Duma, MD, assistant professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Hamid Emamekhoo, MD, assistant professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • James Haine, MD, clinical assistant professor, General Internal Medicine
  • Mark Juckett, MD, professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Noelle LoConte, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Amanda Parkes, MD, assistant professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Priyanka Pophali, MD, assistant professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care