San Juan and Caguas, Puerto Rico, were recent stops in ASCO President Dr. Bertagnolli’s “ASCO in the Community” tour. These visits are focused on understanding and addressing the barriers that prevent people from receiving quality cancer care. Dr. Marcia Cruz-Correa shares some insight into what delivering cancer care is like in Puerto Rico, especially after Hurricane Maria.
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Laredo, Texas, was ASCO President Dr. Bertagnolli’s latest stop in her ASCO in the Community tour. These visits are focused on understanding and addressing the barriers that prevent people from receiving quality cancer care. Local medical oncologist Dr. Eduardo Miranda shares what patients, caregivers, and health care providers in his community had to say.
In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira discusses the role of tracking and reporting side effects in high-quality care, including advances in patient-reported outcomes or PROs.
Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in U.S. women, except for skin cancer? Cancer.Net Associate Editor Dr. Norah Lynn Henry shares 9 important facts about the disease.
ASCO President Dr. Monica Bertagnolli is going out into local communities to find out what people with cancer and providers think and need. The first of these town halls was held in Marietta, Ohio. In this post, Dr. Electra Paskett and Dr. Colin Weekes describe some of the lessons that were taken home from this question-and-answer session.
Cultural and language barriers can make it hard for older Hispanic adults in the United States to get quality cancer care. Learn what conversations between patients, families, and health care providers can help ensure the best possible treatment and support.
In this podcast from the ASCO Educational Book, Dr. Timothy Gilligan and survivor and advocate Liz Salmi talk about ways patients and doctors can work together to improve communication during cancer care.
Case managers play an important role in making sure patients’ needs are met. They also help bridge communication between the health care team and the person with cancer.
In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira writes about what it means to face a lifetime of cancer treatment and shares some tips on how to ease that journey.
"I know too much. I don't know enough." Dr. Stephanie L. Graff interviews Dr. Kelly Shanahan, an OB/GYN living with metastatic breast cancer, about what it is like being a patient who is also a doctor.