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A Student Volunteer ProgramA Student Volunteer Program Takes Patient Satisfaction to the Next Level
By April Alexander, MSW, ASW

This rural cancer program leverages volunteer student interns from a local university to offer psychosocial support to patients and caregivers in its busy infusion center. Read about the program’s structure and how it’s helping to free up oncology nurses to focus more on direct patient care and education.

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Highlights from this Issue:

Using a Collective Brain to Defeat the Deadliest Brain Tumor Read how the Defeat GBM Research Collaborative is harnessing many of the top minds in neuro-oncology to improve treatment and survival for glioblastoma patients.


The Role of the Oral Oncology Nurse NavigatorIn, The Role of the Oral Oncology Nurse Navigator, learn how these professionals improve care coordination for patients receiving oral chemotherapy within two oncology practice settings: the community level and health system level.


Painting a Brighter World in Cancer CareThe Foundation for Hospital Art’s PaintFest America 2016 donated more than 200 murals to 51 cancer programs in all 50 states, plus D.C. Discover how this organization harnessed the power of art to improve the patient experience.


Best of ASCO 2017Read the Best of ASCO 2017 for a concise look at the research that may change how you practice oncology.

More from ACCC:

ACCC Honors Excellence in Community Oncology

Each year ACCC recognizes outstanding leadership in oncology during its National Oncology Conference. ACCC is proud to announce the following 2017 award recipients:

  • Annual Achievement Award
    Barbara L. McAneny, MD, FASCO, MACP
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Clinical Research Award
    Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, MBBS, FACP
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • David King Community Clinical Scientist Award
    Sanford Health Clinical Research Team
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Read more on how these oncology leaders are continuing to advance care for patients with cancer and contribute to the wider oncology community. Hear from them directly as they share their formulas for success in today’s competitive marketplace at the ACCC 34th National Oncology Conference, October 18-20 in Nashville.

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