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 (care shared between hospital-based oncology specialists) and general practitioners.

Current status:

Funded, in recruitment

For more information contact:

Trial coordinator Paula Roger, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Paula.Rodger@petermac.org, +61 3 8559 5910)