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Raymond Chan


Raymond Chan, PhD, MAppSc, BN, RN, FACN


Michael Jefford


Michael Jefford, MBBS, MPH, MHlthServMt, PhD, FRACP


Mission and Goals

Advances in cancer screening, early detection, treatments, and supportive care have produced a progressive increase in the number of cancer survivors over recent decades. The Survivorship Study Group considers survivorship to span the time between diagnosis and the end of life. Its mission encompasses realization of the fullest potential of cancer survivors in all spheres of life. Accordingly, its areas of effort include prevention of new or recurrent cancer, surveillance for new or recurring cancer, interventions for prevention and management of cancer symptoms and treatment side effects (including prehabilitation and rehabilitation), and coordination between specialists and primary care providers to ensure that all survivor needs are met. The term “survivor” or “survivorship” is used to describe a population of people with a cancer diagnosis, rather than a label that individuals may or may not resonate with.

The MASCC Survivorship Study Group works to optimize wellness by improving outcomes for people affected by cancer. Its projects are designed to address the following objectives:

  • Foster international collaborative research and educational initiatives in cancer survivorship
  • Raise awareness about cancer survivorship issues and resources
  • Foster the professional development of junior researchers in the field by awarding junior researcher awards and training fellowships
  • Develop clinical guidelines on topics relevant to cancer survivorship
  • Contribute to the MASCC Annual Meeting through presentations and workshops that focus on cancer survivorship
  • Collaborate with other study groups to advance care and outcomes for all cancer survivors

How to Join

To join a study group, you must be a MASCC member. Members can belong to up to three study groups. 

Survivorship Subgroup: Exercise Oncology


Chair: Nicolas Hart, PhD, AES,CSCS, ESSAF (Australia)

Vice-Chair: Dagmara Magdalena Poprawski, MBBS, MCTM, FRACGP, FACRRM, FACTM, FRACP (Saudi Arabia)


Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines created or endorsed by the Survivorship Study Group


Scientific publications from the Survivorship Study Group

Educational Recordings

Update to Lymphedema Prevention and Management: Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approaches