Cancer Survivorship for People Affected by Advanced or Metastatic Cancer

Publication Date: April 29, 2024

Key Points

Key Points

  • People with advanced or metastatic cancer and their caregivers may have different care goals and face unique challenges compared to those with early-stage disease or those nearing the end-of-life.
  • These MASCC-ASCO standards and practice recommendations seek to establish consistent provision of quality survivorship care for people affected by advanced or metastatic cancer.

Treatment and Care Provision

...tment and Care Provision...

...Person-Centered...

...o recognize people affected by adva...

...fected by advanced or metastatic cancer (i.e....

...ed and routinely evaluated for supportiv...

...rvivorship care planning responsive...

...survivorship care with consideration of...

...self-management strategies, self-ma...

...eir goals of care, life goals, and perso...

...eir financial needs evaluated, discussed, and ad...


...oordinated and Integrated Car...

...provide people affected by advanced or metastatic...

...ple affected by advanced or metast...

...d with patient navigation support to fac...

...eive early referrals to multidisciplinary...

...provided with a team-care approach between medica...

...ely referral to specialist palliative care (depend...

...5are offered models of care that best suit...

...are offered a care plan to facilitate transi...

...re offered models of peer support through su...


...vidence-Based and Comprehensiv...

...vide up-to-date evidence-based clinica...

...le affected by advanced or metastatic cancer (i....

...eceive care practices, innovations, and imp...

...nformation on evidenced-based supportive...

...3actively encouraged and supported in...

...4receive multidisciplinary and interprofessional c...

...ted by healthcare professionals (cancer s...

...as active contributors to the content of profes...


...valuated and Communicated Care...

...o deliver routine and systematic evaluation and...

...affected by advanced or metastatic cancer...

...re systematically assessed and rout...

4.2are supported with clear and timely communicati...

4.3receive objective and subjectiv...

...ure medical records (electronic or...

...in healthcare settings that engage in...


...Accessible and Equitable Ca...

...nsure models of cancer survivorship car...

...eople affected by advanced or metast...

...fered, and provided, with consistent...

...have their cultural needs acknowledge...

...have their spiritual needs acknowledged and res...

...d care modalities and models that opt...

...eceive supportive care options that are in...

...re provided information about, and facilitated...

5.7are supported by specified personnel with...


...ustainable and Resourced Care...

...of cancer survivorship care are sust...

People affected by advanced or metasta...

...eive value-based supportive care incorporating a...

...care in settings that are properly...

...e supportive care from services that undergo rout...

...embedded in healthcare settings with leadership th...

...eive appropriate quality supportive ca...

...ccess to care interventions and models that are...


.... Research and Data-Driven...

...o provide quality and efficiency in cancer survivo...

...cted by advanced or metastatic cancer...

...cluded in the co-design of clinical tr...

...as participants of research trials focused...

...are informed of, and supported to ac...

...upported back to clinical and communi...

...evaluated using standardized cross-cultura...

...experience, treatment, and outcome data rou...

...m appropriate and equitable levels of fina...

...can provide informed consent for, and facilitat...