In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira talks about the challenges of when it’s time for cancer survivors to say goodbye to their oncologists.
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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.
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.
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.