decision making

December 18, 2018
Eduardo Miranda, MD, FACP

ASCO in the Community: Understanding the Cancer Experience in a Texas-Mexico Border Town

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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.

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December 6, 2018
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

ASCO in the Community: A Doctor and a Pastor Talk About Cancer, Death, Hope, and Faith

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ASCO President Dr. Monica Bertagnolli is going out into local communities to find out what people with cancer and health care providers think and need. The second of these town halls was held in Sudbury, Massachusetts. In this podcast, Dr. Colin Weekes and Pastor Joel Guillemette describe the town hall and what they learned from the conversation about the role of hope and how people cope with fear of mortality.
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August 31, 2018
Electra D. Paskett, PhD, and Colin D. Weekes, MD, PhD

ASCO in the Community: Learning from People With Cancer in Rural Ohio

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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.

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August 9, 2018
Tori Brunetti, ASCO intern

Spotlight On: Cancer Case Managers

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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.

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July 25, 2018
Loriana Hernandez-Aldama

Getting Fit for Cancer Treatment: Why It Matters

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After being diagnosed with cancer, journalist Loriana Hernandez-Aldama learned that living a healthy lifestyle before treatment begins can help you cope with and manage the challenges to come. This practice of preparing yourself for cancer treatment is sometimes called prehabilitation.

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May 21, 2018
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

Geriatric Assessment and Cancer Care: Expert Insights

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ASCO has released guidelines about cancer care for older adults, and one of the main recommendations is for patients receiving chemotherapy to have a geriatric assessment. In this Cancer.Net podcast, 2 experts that helped create these guidelines discuss what a geriatric assessment is and what it means for older adults with cancer.
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