How Playbooks Are Created

By combining the insights gained from patient-reported outcomes with empirical evidence, Cancer Playbook aims to create a resource that reflects the real-world experiences of cancer survivors while maintaining a foundation in evidence-based medicine. This approach can empower cancer patients with practical tools and strategies to enhance their overall well-being and resilience during and after cancer treatment.

  1. Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs): Gathering information directly from cancer patients about their experiences, symptoms, and outcomes is a crucial first step. This data is typically collected through surveys or interviews, allowing individuals to share their perspectives on various aspects of their cancer journey.

  2. Data Analysis: Once patient-reported outcomes are collected, a thorough analysis is conducted to identify key data points. This may include information on symptoms, treatment experiences, side effects, lifestyle changes, and overall quality of life.

  3. Empirical Evidence: Integrating empirical evidence involves incorporating scientific research, clinical studies, and evidence-based practices into the playbook. This ensures that the recommendations provided are grounded in scientific rigor and align with established medical knowledge.

  4. Playbook Development: Based on the analyzed patient-reported outcomes and empirical evidence, a playbook is developed. 

  5. Tailored Recommendations: The playbooks are designed to be personalized and adaptable, recognizing the individuality of each cancer patient’s experience. Recommendations may cover a range of topics, such as treatment adherence, symptom management, emotional well-being, and lifestyle adjustments.

  6. Iterative Process: The development of playbooks is an iterative process, where feedback from cancer survivors and ongoing research contribute to continuous improvement and updates.

  7. Accessibility: Ensuring that the playbooks are easily accessible to cancer patients is crucial. Each playbook is different, so it is critical that you select the playbook for your type of cancer. 

  8. Education and Support: In addition to providing practical recommendations, the playbooks may offer educational resources and emotional support to help cancer patients navigate their journey more effectively.