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Change. Challenges. Costs. Care Coordination. For the oncology community, these are constants. ACCC’s new podcast, CANCER BUZZ, brings fresh perspectives and insights to emerging issues and approaches to quality care delivery across care settings. In each episode, CANCER BUZZ engages with thought leaders involved in improving cancer care in today’s environment of change. Listen to conversations with diverse stakeholders—from providers on the front lines of care to the c-suite, from research to registry—as CANCER BUZZ explores top-of-mind questions and the real-world impact on care delivery.
To ensure you never miss an episode, you can now subscribe to CANCER BUZZ on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
This week CANCER BUZZ looks at transitions in care for patients treated with immunotherapy for cancer, especially after active treatment ends.
Episode 4: Survivorship Care After Immunotherapy
In this podcast, Regina Jacob, MD, MSCE—assistant professor of general internal medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—discusses how patients can best transition from their oncology providers to their primary care physicians after treatment with immunotherapy.
Side effects from cancer immunotherapies are different from those associated with chemotherapy, and they can affect any body system both during and after treatment. Dr. Jacob explores the importance of ongoing education for oncologists, patients, primary care providers, and other clinicians involved in caring for patients after active treatment has ended. Learn about the transition from immunotherapy to post-treatment survivorship and understand why coordination and communication among a patient’s healthcare providers is essential.
Previously, CANCER BUZZ shared multidisciplinary perspectives on why supportive care services are integral to quality cancer care and treating the “whole patient.”
Episode 3: Why Comprehensive Cancer Care Services Matter
Many cancer programs offer services such as outpatient nutrition counseling, financial navigation, and psychosocial support—which are required by several accrediting and standard-setting organizations. However, most of these services aren’t covered by insurance. In this episode of CANCER BUZZ, Randall A. Oyer, MD, medical director of the oncology program at Penn Medicine-Lancaster General Health, Jeffrey Kendall, PsyD, LP, director of oncology support services at University of Minnesota Cancer Care, and Kelay E. Trentham, MS, RDN, CSO, FAND, oncology dietitian at MultiCare Regional Cancer Center in Tacoma, Washington, discuss how cancer programs are finding ways to justify and implement these services that are truly vital to comprehensive cancer care.
Subscribe to CANCER BUZZ and don’t miss the upcoming conversations. Coming soon: improving patient access to cancer care delivery in rural areas, including access to clinical trials.