I am writing in support for the FitSteps for Life program you have developed and direct. It provides an essential part of comprehensive oncologic care to help reduce side effects, improve quality of life, and most importantly improve cancer survival. ASCO along with the Commission on Cancer have made this a priority in survivorship programs to help patients come back to their healthy self. Exercise programs have shown in numerous trials to do just that. It is a program that I have personally referred patients to with excellent results. The Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance Oncology Best Care Subcommittee has endorsed that patients be considered for participation in such programs where available and help with expansion where possible for greater patient access.
Manish Gupta, MD
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance
Chairman of BSWQA Oncology Subcommittee