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.
In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira shares her thoughts on how loved ones can contribute to the cancer experience in a fulfilling and effective way.
People diagnosed with cancer often say they were stunned when they heard the news and unable to process what they heard afterward, as if a fog had obscured everything. After this initial shock, it is important to learn about what comes next. Leukemia survivor Doug Smith shares his experiences with coping with this fog.
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.