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


Rentscher KE, Carroll JE, Juckett MB, Coe CL, Broman AT, Rathouz PJ, et al. Sleep Disruption, Fatigue, and Depression as Predictors of 6-Year Clinical Outcomes following Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Mar 9:djab032. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33693799/



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. 2020 Nov 24. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33231882/


Litzelman K, Choi H, Maher ME, Harnish A. Role of cancer survivor health and health service use in spouses’ use of mental health-related care. Cancer. 2020 Dec 8. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33290580/


Rastogi S, Tevaarwerk AJ, Sesto M, Van Remortel B, Date P, Gangnon R, et al. Effect of a technology-supported physical activity intervention on health-related quality of life, sleep, and processes of behavior change in cancer survivors: A randomized controlled trial. Psychooncology. 2020 Nov;29(11):1917-1926. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32808383/


Pophali PA, Thanarajasingam G. Understanding Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2020 Oct;34(5):971-982. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32861290/


Pophali PA, Larson MC, Rosenthal AC, Robinson D, Habermann TM, Thanarajasingam G, Call T, Allmer C, Farooq U, Maurer MJ, Yost KJ, Cerhan JR, Thompson CA. The association of health behaviors with quality of life in lymphoma survivors. Leuk Lymphoma. 2020 Oct 13:1-10. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33047636/


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/


Larson AG, Morris KJ, Juckett MB, Coe CL, Broman AT, Costanzo ES. Mindfulness, Experiential Avoidance, and Recovery From Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Ann Behav Med. 2019 Aug 29;53(10):886-895. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30624541/


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/


Honerlaw KR, Rumble ME, Rose SL, Coe CL, Costanzo ES. Biopsychosocial predictors of pain among women recovering from surgery for endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Feb;140(2):301-6. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26363211/


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/



Leeson LA, Nelson AM, Rathouz PJ, Juckett MB, Coe CL, Caes EW, Costanzo ES. Spirituality and the recovery of quality of life following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Health Psychol. 2015 Sep;34(9):920-8. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25545043/


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