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Dr. Navneet Singh explains cancer care limitations in India and how a new national health care program may improve access to treatment.
The "Your Stories" podcast series from Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, provides insight into what it’s like to conquer cancer from different viewpoints. The podcasts featured here touch on how families cope with a cancer diagnosis.
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Colon cancer survivor and advocate Julia Michelle Santiago writes about her diagnosis, treatment, and recovery and how she used her skills and experience to help build awareness of the disease in Puerto Rico.
2018-2019 ASCO President Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO, describes how visiting and talking with people with cancer and providers across the United States highlights the importance of access to cancer care.
ASCO in the Community: Listening and Learning From the Experience of a Public Hospital in Queens, NY
In March, Dr. Monica Bertagnolli visited Queens, NY, to learn about cancer care there. Dr. Margaret Kemeny writes about what delivering cancer care is like in a community that is both ethnically and socioeconomically diverse.
Dr. Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2003 has led to a career of advocacy in cancer research as well as bringing the Hispanic experience to cancer clinicians.
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.
The stigma of lung cancer has powerful consequences for those diagnosed with the disease. Dr. Narjust Duma shares the story of a patient who was brave in the face of lung cancer but feared the judgment of her community.