SCORE

Shared care of colorectal cancer survivors

After finishing treatment for bowel cancer survivors can experience a range of issues – with ongoing side effects, emotional, psychological and practical concerns. In Australia, follow-up after treatment for colorectal cancer is usually managed by the specialist doctor who provided cancer treatment and usually involves regular hospital visits. SCORE is a randomised controlled trial of hospital-based follow up versus shared hospital/community follow up for survivors of colorectal cancer. The aim of this study is to examine the effectiveness of an innovative model of shared care, between hospital-based oncology specialists and general practitioners.

Current status:

Open to recruitment

Publications:

Jefford M, Emery J, Grunfeld E et al. SCORE: Shared care of Colorectal cancer survivors: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 2017. 18:p.506.