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The Adult Childhood Cancer Survivor and the General Internist: Suggestions for Patient and Provider Education

Dava Szalda, MD; and Jill P. Ginsberg, MD
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From The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-2718.

Requests for Single Reprints: Jill P. Ginsberg, MD, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Oncology, Colket Translational Research Building, 3501 Civic Center Boulevard, Room 10307, Philadelphia, PA 19104; e-mail, ginsbergji@email.chop.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Szalda: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Wood 4 Oncology, 34th and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Dr. Ginsberg: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Division of Oncology, Colket Translational Research Building, 3501 Civic Center Boulevard, Room 10307, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(1):66-67. doi:10.7326/M13-2718
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In this issue, Henderson and colleagues surveyed U.S. internists caring for adult survivors of childhood cancer, highlighting some issues that compromise the care they provide to such patients. The editorialists discuss the survey's findings and conclude that successful care of childhood cancer survivors is a shared responsibility among pediatric oncology care providers, patients acting as their own advocates, and internists who will care for this growing patient population.

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