Improving Long-Term Survivorship Care in Head and Neck Cancer With Erica Fortune, PhD

At the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Oncology Data Advisor sat down with Erica Fortune, PhD, Vice President of Research at Cancer Support Community, to discuss her team’s poster entitled, “Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) Survivors: Long-Term Nutrition Impact Symptoms, Eating Problems, and Barriers to Care Impact Psychosocial Health.”

In this podcast, Dr. Fortune delves further into this topic, including:

  • Background about long-term side effects and quality-of-life impacts experienced by HNC survivors
  • Cancer Support Community’s survey designed to further investigate these challenges
  • The results that the study found regarding nutrition, eating problems, and barriers to care that survivors experience
  • How Cancer Support Community plans on using the survey results to improve survivorship and address psychosocial impacts experienced by long-term HNC survivors
  • A preview of other topics that Cancer Support Community is excited to cover as a member organization of the Oncology Data Advisor Editorial Board
  • And more!

About Dr. Fortune 

Erica Fortune, PhD, is the Vice President of Research at Cancer Support Community. She holds a PhD in Cognitive and Experimental Psychology from the University of Georgia and previously served as an Associate Professor of Psychology at Arcadia University. Dr. Fortune’s research focuses on cognition, decision-making, and risk-taking as part of the patient experience, as well as outcomes, disparities, and communication within healthcare settings. She has experience working with patients with cancer, HIV, and addictive disorders. At Cancer Support Community, leads efforts in program evaluation and assesses the impact of their programming and support on individuals and communities.

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