ASCO recently conducted a follow-up survey to assess the impact of the Cancer Control in Primary Care Course (CCPC) held in Lima, Peru in 2019. The CCPC was held in partnership with Liga Peruana de Lucha Contra el Cancer.
Ninety percent of respondents said that they had made practice changes based on what they learned at the course. The most frequently reported changes were related to patient counseling and cancer screening. In addition, 95 percent of respondents to the impact assessment said that their communication with patients about their risk for cancer had increased and that their patients are being screened for cancer more than before. Ninety percent or more of respondents also reported using skills learned at the course to take patients' family history, and screen patients for breast and cervical cancers. Finally, 71 percent of respondents reported using skills they learned at the course to provide care to patients who are cancer survivors.