The GI Cancers Alliance was formed in 2015 to create a stronger, more uninfied voice for all those affected by GI cancers. We are a voluntary collaboration of advocacy organizations, healthcare professionals, and corporate and industry partners working in partnership to raise awareness, provide education and advocate for the prevention, treatment and cure of gastrointestinal cancers.
92 percent of patients nationwide did not have a Treatment or Survivorship Care Plan.
In the fall of 2016 the GI Cancers Alliance created a nationwide survey to identify the Unmet Needs of GI Cancer patients. Based on the survey feedback, we learned that 92 percent of patients nationwide did not have a Treatment or Survivorship Care Plan. Understanding the importance of having a Care Plan or ‘road map’ to guide patients through their cancer journey, the GI Cancers Alliance created the first GI Cancer-specific Treatment & Survivorship Care Plan to help address this unmet need in our GI cancer community.
A Treatment & Survivorship Care Plan is a complete record and documentation of a patient’s cancer journey—from diagnosis into long-term survivorship.
A Treatment & Survivorship Care Plan is a complete record and documentation of a patient’s cancer journey—from diagnosis into long-term survivorship. Just as we are all different and unique as individuals, no two Care Plans will be the same. Our goal is to help facilitate a dialogue between patients and their healthcare team as Care Plans are completed together. We encourage patients to bring their Care Plans with them to appointments, update as needed, and keep healthcare records together as part of the Care Plan.
It is our hope that the GI Cancers Alliance Treatment & Survivorship Care Plan will help empower our GI cancer patient community and provide the information needed to help make informed healthcare decisions ultimately leading to better patient outcomes.