Evidence-Based Oncology | October 2016

Evidence-Based Oncology

Where do we lack in cancer care today and what steps can we take to improve care delivery? Care coordination can be an important lead.
To discuss the progress in care collaboration and also what is currently lacking in care practices in oncology, The American Journal of Managed Care® invited Rebekkah Schear, MIA, LIVESTRONG Foundation, and Michael Kolodziej, MD, Flatiron Health.
A socioecological approach focused on patient care, education and resources for providers, and programs within cancer institutions will ensure that the risk of infertility, frequently associated with cancer treatment, will be addressed and routinely included as part of cancer care. This article discusses LIVESTRONG's efforts to achieve this goal.
The National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences created the Healthcare Delivery Research Program in January 2015, recognizing the need for empirical evidence to address cancer care challenges.
The importance of doctor-patient communication is well established. Focus groups conducted with patients and oncologists help unravel why gaps exists and how to customize strategies for improvement.
As we enter a time of extraordinary advances in cancer care, some of the optimism over these advances has been tem­pered by the growing realization of the challenges of delivering these cancer care solutions.
Healthcare providers and health plans are evaluating different care models in the clinic to understand what works best with ensuring continuity of care and improving outcomes.
Daniel F. Hayes, MD, FASCO, 2016-2017 president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, shares his vision of how the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel will impact cancer care.
Patients with a history of cancer were more likely to suffer from obesity than the general population, according to new research studying the incidence of obesity in cancer survivors.
Brain cancer has replaced leukemia as the leading cause of cancer-related death in children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer.
Paired communication training involving patients and oncologists achieves patient-centered care in advanced cancer.
A new study by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has identified a biomarker that can predict response to treatment with pembrolizumab in stage IV patients with melanoma.

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