Progress continues in how cancer care is delivered, but there are still obstacles, including issues in patients’ access to care, costs of care, and administrative burden. The fourth annual ASCO State of Cancer Care in America report highlights where cancer care stands in 2017.
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Dr. Kimberly Allison is a pathologist specializing in breast cancer, and she is also a breast cancer survivor. Find out why pathology is so important in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
The ASCO Quality Care Symposium starts today. But what does “quality care” mean? In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira discusses what quality is and how it deeply connects everyone involved in the care of people with cancer.
In this podcast from the ASCO Educational Book, Drs. Michael Fisch, Melissa Accordino, and Arlene Chung discuss how social media, electronic health records, and wearable technology can improve cancer care for patients.
In this podcast, nurse practitioner Wendy Vogel discusses the role of oncology advanced practitioners in cancer care.
In this podcast, Professor Lillie Shockney discusses the role of nurse navigators as members of multidisciplinary cancer care teams.
November is National Family Caregivers Month. In this blog post, Dr. Schapira writes about our need to do more than just recognizing cancer caregivers. They need to be supported and fully engaged in the treatment plan.
Mobile Devices and Electronic Systems: Are They the Future of Communication Between Patients and Their Health Care Teams?
In this podcast from the ASCO Educational Book, Dr. Lee Schwartzberg talks about electronic patient-reported outcomes and how they are used to improve care.
We know that filling the gaps in knowledge about palliative care is important to delivering high-quality cancer care. Kavitha Ramchandran, MD, and Erika Tribett, MPH, have developed a massive open online course (MOOC) to help educate health care professionals and patients about palliative care.
Chaplain Libby Boatwright describes how providing palliative care is a team approach and explains the unique role that the chaplain plays.