About this webinar:
The Importance of Cancer Rehabilitation
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer can result in chronic side effects which interfere with a person’s ability to work, engage socially, and do daily activities. Awareness and understanding of cancer rehabilitation have increased greatly over the past decade. However, access to rehabilitation services remains limited across Canada. There is an urgent call to action to invest in systems and services that can promote the recovery and well-being of cancer survivors. This includes the early identification of physical side effects and the development of effective cancer rehabilitation treatments that can be supported and maintained by our health care system
About This Presenter:
Jennifer M. Jones, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Jones is the Butterfield Drew Chair in Cancer Survivorship Research and the Director of the Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship Program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. In addition, she is a Senior Scientist at the Princess Margaret Research Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry (primary) and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (cross-appointment) at University of Toronto.
Dr. Jones’ most recent scholarly and professional activities have clustered around Translational research to inform clinical survivorship care. This clinical research platform specifically focuses on examining new approaches to predict, prevent and manage long-term adverse effects of cancer and its treatment and evaluating innovative models of follow-up care and support for the growing number of cancer survivors.