The Supportive Oncology Collaborative conducted an exhaustive review of existing screening tools across all aspects of oncology supportive care.
Reviewing literature and guidelines, the Collaborative teams developed a comprehensive supportive oncology screening tool based on validated tools and adaptations of other common tools. This screening tool has been piloted and implemented with over 3,500 patients across seven institutions. The results of the screening tool inform patient appointments with treating clinicians and inform the social support team (usually a social worker) of a patient’s psychosocial and practical concerns. See the Supportive Oncology Follow-up Reference Documents for a process to address each item on the screening tool.