UWCCC Survivorship Program

Our Mission

The UWCCC Survivorship Program encourages, facilitates, and conducts research to address the needs of cancer survivors and their families in the context of health system innovation. Key targets include the development of cancer survivorship research in the context of clinical practice, psychosocial and quality of life interventions, population and health services policy and knowledge translation via in-person and web-based training for healthcare professionals. We bridge the gap between oncology, primary care, and other specialties, building and expanding upon a multi-disciplinary framework as the cancer type requires to focus on patient-centered, coordinated care.

UWCCC Survivorship Program commits to championing policies and practices that will promote health equity and combat social factors determining a person’s access to survivorship care and opportunities to live a healthy post-cancer life. Health equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that seek to eliminate inequitable access to health care, especially for those who have historically faced health inequities based on race/ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, poverty, geography, citizenship status, or religion.

Our Partners


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Individuals diagnosed with cancer are considered survivors from the diagnosis through the rest of their lives. As a result of an aging population and consequent increase of cancer incidence rates, improvements in early detection and in therapeutic options, the number of cancer survivors has increased substantially during the last decades. By 2030, it is expected to have a population of cancer survivors of more than 22 million in the US. This growing population signals the need to address the late and long term effects of cancer and its treatments. At the same time, coordination of care between cancer specialists and primary care providers has emerged as a focus for improvements and investment, attempting to offer the best care for survivors.


For Patients

CANCER CONNECT: 800-622-8922

UWCCC locations, maps and providers

For Researchers

E-mail: survivorship@uwcarbone.wisc.edu

Useful Resources for Researchers

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Past publications


Morken C, Tevaarwerk AJ, Juckett MB, Swiecichowski AK, Haine JE, Zhang X, et al. Barriers and facilitators to the use of survivorship care plans by hematopoietic stem cell transplant survivors and clinicians. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Feb;30(2):1323-1330. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34482447/

Gorzelitz JS, Stoller S, Costanzo E, Gangnon R, Koltyn K, Dietz AT, Spencer RJ, Rash J, Cadmus-Bertram L. Improvements in strength and agility measures of functional fitness following a telehealth-delivered home-based exercise intervention in endometrial cancer survivors. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Jan;30(1):447-455. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34304292/

Miller M, Kwekkeboom K, Cherwin C. The role of spirituality in symptom experiences among adults with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2022 Jan;30(1):49-57. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34228170/


Chen KB, Yen T, Sun W, Tevaarwerk AJ, Wiegmann DA, Heidrich SM, Sesto ME. Usage of a Web-Based Workplace and Symptom Self-Management Intervention Tool to Improve Work Ability for Breast Cancer Survivors. J Cancer Educ. 2021 Sep 3. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34476769/

Cull Weatherer AL, Krebsbach JK, Tevaarwerk AJ, Kerch SC, LoConte NK. The current status of survivorship care provision at the state level: a Wisconsin-based assessment. J Cancer Surviv. 2021 Oct 5:1–11. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34609701/

Luoh RP, Tevaarwerk AJ, Chandereng T, Smith EM, Carroll CB, Emamekhoo H, Sesto ME. Patterns and predictors of cancer-specific patient health portal usage among patients with cancer: results from the UWCCC Survivorship Program. Cancer Med. 2021 Oct;10(20):7373-7382. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34453403/

Tevaarwerk AJ, Zhang X, Haine J, Norslien K, Henningfield MF, Stietz C, et al. Re-engineering Survivorship Care Plans to Support Primary Care Needs and Workflow: Results From an Engineering, Primary Care and Oncology Collaborative for Survivorship Health (EPOCH). J Cancer Educ. 2021 Apr 26:10.1007/s13187-021-02008-z. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33904117/

Cha L, Tevaarwerk AJ, Smith EM, Chandereng T, Huenerberg KJ, Seaborne LA, et al. Reported Concerns and Acceptance of Information or Referrals Among Breast Cancer Survivors Seen for Care Planning Visits: Results from the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center Survivorship Program. J Cancer Educ. 2021 Apr 26:10.1007/s13187-021-02015-0. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33904118/

Tevaarwerk AJ, Kwekkeboom K, Buhr KA, Dennee A, Conkright W, Onitilo AA, et al. Results from a prospective longitudinal survey of employment and work outcomes in newly diagnosed cancer patients during and after curative-intent chemotherapy: A Wisconsin Oncology Network study. Cancer. 2021 Mar 1;127(5):801-808. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33231882/

Gorzelitz J, Costanzo E, Gangnon R, Koltyn K, Dietz AT, Spencer RJ, et al. Feasibility and acceptability of home-based strength training in endometrial cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2021 Mar 6. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33675013/

Strigel RM, Bravo E, Tevaarwerk AJ, Anderson BM, Stella AL, Neuman HB. Development and Implementation of an Algorithm to Guide MRI Screening in Patients with a Personal History of Treated Breast Cancer. Clin Breast Cancer. 2021 Feb;21(1):26-30. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33162349/

Rentscher KE, Carroll JE, Juckett MB, Coe CL, Broman AT, Rathouz PJ, Hematti P, Costanzo ES. Sleep Disruption, Fatigue, and Depression as Predictors of 6-Year Clinical Outcomes Following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Oct 1;113(10):1405-1414. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33693799/


Duma N, Idossa DW, Durani U, Frank RD, Paludo J, Westin G, et al. Influence of Sociodemographic Factors on Treatment Decisions in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer. 2020;21(3):e115-e29. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31570228/

Duma N, Lambertini M. It Is Time to Talk About Fertility and Immunotherapy. Oncologist. 2020;25(4):277-8. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32091651/

Kwekkeboom KL, Wieben A, Stevens J, Tostrud L, Montgomery K. Guideline-Recommended Symptom Management Strategies That Cross Over Two or More Cancer Symptoms. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2020;47(5):498-511. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32830800/

Litzelman K, Reblin M, McDowell HE, DuBenske LL. Trajectories of social resource use among informal lung cancer caregivers. Cancer. 2020;126(2):425-31. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31626343/

Nachtigal E, LoConte NK, Kerch S, Zhang X, Parkes A. Variation in Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations by Primary Care Providers Surveyed in Wisconsin. J Gen Intern Med. 2020;35(9):2553-9. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32495085/

Pophali PA, Larson MC, Allmer C, Farooq U, Link BK, Maurer MJ, et al. Compliance with cancer screening and influenza vaccination guidelines in non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2020;14(3):316-21. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31897876/

Zhang Y, Kwekkeboom KL. A Feasibility Study of an Uncertainty Management Intervention for Patient-Partner Dyads Experiencing Breast Cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2020;47(5):595-608. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32830807/


Cadmus-Bertram L, Tevaarwerk AJ, Sesto ME, Gangnon R, Van Remortel B, Date P. Building a physical activity intervention into clinical care for breast and colorectal cancer survivors in Wisconsin: a randomized controlled pilot trial. J Cancer Surviv. 2019;13(4):593-602. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6960011/

Denu RA, Maloney J, Tomasallo CD, Jacobs NM, Krebsbach JK, Schmaling AL, et al. Survey of Radon Testing and Mitigation by Wisconsin Residents, Landlords, and School Districts. WMJ. 2019;118(4):169-76. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31978285/

Duma N, Abdel-Ghani A, Yadav S, Hoversten KP, Reed CT, Sitek AN, et al. Sex Differences in Tolerability to Anti-Programmed Cell Death Protein 1 Therapy in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Are We All Equal? Oncologist. 2019;24(11):e1148-e55. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31036771/

Morken CM, Tevaarwerk AJ, Swiecichowski AK, Haine JE, Williams ZT, Norslien K, et al. Survivor and Clinician Assessment of Survivorship Care Plans for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Patients: An Engineering, Primary Care, and Oncology Collaborative for Survivorship Health. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2019;25(6):1240-6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6559830/

Nelson AM, Juckett MB, Coe CL, Costanzo ES. Illness perceptions predict health practices and mental health following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Psychooncology. 2019;28(6):1252-60. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6546544/

Nusrat M, Parkes A, Kieser R, Hu B, Farhat D, Rieber A, et al. Standardizing Opioid Prescribing Practices for Cancer-Related Pain Via a Novel Interactive Documentation Template at a Public Hospital. J Oncol Pract. 2019;15(11):e989-e96. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31225981/


Burns LJ, Abbetti B, Arnold SD, Bender J, Doughtie S, El-Jawahiri A, et al. Engaging Patients in Setting a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Agenda in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2018;24(6):1111-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5993588/

Kwekkeboom K, Zhang Y, Campbell T, Coe CL, Costanzo E, Serlin RC, et al. Randomized controlled trial of a brief cognitive-behavioral strategies intervention for the pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance symptom

cluster in advanced cancer. Psychooncology. 2018;27(12):2761-9. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30189462/

LoConte NK, Brewster AM, Kaur JS, Merrill JK, Alberg AJ. Alcohol and Cancer: A Statement of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol. 2018;36(1):83-93. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29112463/

Nowsheen S, Duma N, Ruddy KJ. Preventing Today’s Survivors of Breast Cancer From Becoming Tomorrow’s Cardiac Patients. J Oncol Pract. 2018;14(4):213-4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29641946/

Phillips SM, Cadmus-Bertram L, Rosenberg D, Buman MP, Lynch BM. Wearable Technology and Physical Activity in Chronic Disease: Opportunities and Challenges. Am J Prev Med. 2018;54(1):144-50. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5736445/

Pophali PA, Ip A, Larson MC, Rosenthal AC, Maurer MJ, Flowers CR, et al. The association of physical activity before and after lymphoma diagnosis with survival outcomes. Am J Hematol. 2018;93(12):1543-50. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30230581/


Nguyen VT, Pophali PA, Tsai JP, Jagadeesh D, Dean RM, Pohlman B, et al. Early stage, bulky Hodgkin lymphoma patients have a favorable outcome when treated with or without consolidative radiotherapy: potential role of PET scan in treatment planning. Br J Haematol. 2017;179(4):674-6. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27409578/


Cadmus-Bertram L, Nelson SH, Hartman S, Patterson RE, Parker BA, Pierce JP. Randomized trial of a phone- and web-based weight loss program for women at elevated breast cancer risk: the HELP study. J Behav Med. 2016;39(4):551-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4945463/

Litzelman K, Kent EE, Mollica M, Rowland JH. How Does Caregiver Well-Being Relate to Perceived Quality of Care in Patients With Cancer? Exploring Associations and Pathways. J Clin Oncol. 2016;34(29):3554-61. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27573657/


Litzelman K, Yabroff KR. How are spousal depressed mood, distress, and quality of life associated with risk of depressed mood in cancer survivors? Longitudinal findings from a national sample. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2015;24(6):969-77. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26033755/


Schumacher JR, Witt WP, Palta M, Loconte NK, Heidrich SM, Trentham-Dietz A, et al. Cancer screening of long-term cancer survivors. J Am Board Fam Med. 2012;25(4):460-9. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22773714/

Past Presentations

Survivorship Program Director

Faculty Staff

Lisa Cadmus-Bertram

Credentials: PhD

Erin Costanzo

Credentials: PhD

Amy Trentham-Dietz

Credentials: PhD

Hamid Emamekhoo

Credentials: MD

James Haine

Credentials: MD

Kris Kwekkeboom

Credentials: RN, PhD

Kristin Litzelman

Credentials: PhD

Noelle LoConte

Credentials: MD

Heather Neuman

Credentials: MD

Priyanka Pophali

Credentials: MD

Jessica Schumacher

Credentials: PhD, MS

Mary Sesto

Credentials: PhD, PT

Academic Staff

Cibele B. Carroll

Credentials: MD, MPH