Barriers to a career focus in cancer prevention: A report and initial recommendations from the American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Prevention Workforce Pipeline Work Group Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Career Choice
  • Fellowships and Scholarships
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neoplasms


  • Reluctance to incorporate cancer prevention into an oncology career seems to stem from lack of mentors and exposure during training, unclear career path, and uncertainty regarding reimbursement. Suggested approaches to begin to remedy this problem include: 1) more ASCO-led and other prevention educational resources for fellows, training directors, and practicing oncologists; 2) an increase in funded training and clinical research opportunities, including reintroduction of the R25T award; 3) an increase in the prevention content of accrediting examinations for clinical oncologists; and 4) interaction with policymakers to broaden the scope and depth of reimbursement for prevention counseling and intervention services.

publication date

  • January 10, 2016



  • Academic Article



  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC5070551

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.2015.63.5979

PubMed ID

  • 26527778

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 186

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  • 93


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