Highlights from the 2016 Quality Care Symposium

February 23, 2016

In this podcast, Dr. Patricia Ganz explains 3 studies highlighted in advance of the 2016 Quality Care Symposium that address some of complex issues surrounding cancer care.

This research highlights efforts to make sure patients are getting the most appropriate care, while also addressing the costs of cancer care.

“We are all working together as a community to ensure patients get the best care possible while making sure we maximize the quality and efficiency of care so that the time patients have is most meaningful to them,” explains Dr. Ganz in the podcast. share on twitter 

Listen in to learn more about the following research:

  • The development of an online tool that offers doctors and patients information on cancer treatment prices. [1:32]

  • A study suggesting that up to 60% of the imaging tests ordered for women with newly-diagnosed, early-stage breast cancer may not have been needed. [5:24]

  • A new tool to help reduce unneeded emergency room visits. [10:17]

Dr. Ganz is a member of ASCO’s Cancer Communications Committee and a medical oncologist at the University of California Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

This is a prerecorded audio podcast, and it can be listened to online or downloaded to your computer. A transcript of this podcast is also available. For more information, visit the Cancer.Net podcast page.