health care team

March 26, 2019
Marcia Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD

ASCO in the Community: How Community and Collaboration Fill the Gaps in Cancer Care in Puerto Rico

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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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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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From the Editor's Desk
December 13, 2018
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

How Symptom Tracking Makes Cancer Care Better

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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.

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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 16, 2018
Enrique Soto, MD, MSc

5 Conversations to Improve Cancer Care for Older Hispanic Adults

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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.

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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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