NCCS Cancer Policy and Advocacy Team (CPAT) Webinar Registration

Webinar: “Understanding Fear of Recurrence for Cancer Survivors”

Thursday, October 25, 2018
3:00pm–4:00pm Eastern Time

Join us for a webinar to take a deeper dive into “Fear of Recurrence.” Those with a cancer experience are all too familiar with the anxiety that many experience wondering and waiting if and how cancer may return. New research is helping shed more light on what exactly “fear of recurrence” means as a measurable patient outcome, psychological and emotional factors that may increase or decrease it, and what steps can be taken by patients and providers to help reduce it.

We’ll be joined by Sarah Reed, MSW, MPH, PhD, of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, who will discuss research—including her own—that seeks to more clearly define fear of recurrence and its impact on cancer patients.

Join us on Thursday, October 25 at 3pm ET to learn more about this important issue.

This webinar is presented by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). If you have any questions, please contact Kelsey Nepote at

Sarah C. Reed, MSW, MPH, PhDFeatured Speaker: Sarah Reed, MSW, MPH, PhD

Sarah Reed is a postdoctoral scholar in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, mentored by Associate Dean for Research Janice Bell. Her research focuses on vulnerable populations and issues of health inequality, including the effect of health transitions on mental health, particularly in cancer survivors.

Reed’s ongoing work examines psychosocial concerns; specifically, fear of cancer recurrence and health behaviors in cancer survivors — addressing a significant gap in the understanding of the psychosocial health and related needs of the growing population of cancer survivors. She collaborates with a range of interprofessional researchers on projects aimed to improve health outcomes of patients with cancer.

Prior to joining the School of Nursing, Reed was an assistant professor in the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), where her work focused on cancer and issues related to racial, social and economic justice.

She has been a clinical social worker for close to two decades, most recently in the Adult Survivorship Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. There, Reed developed and managed psychosocial survivorship care and programs.

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