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LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at UT Health Austin


Cancer Life reiMagined: The CaLM Model of Whole-Person Cancer Care

LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes at UT Health Austin/Dell Medical School
Austin, Texas

Elizabeth Kvale, MD, MPH, Program Leader of Survivorship, Supportive and Palliative Care at LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes

To provide optimal whole-person care, the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes flipped the traditional physician-centric clinic model with an approach that empowers a diverse team of caregivers to serve the mind, body, and spirit of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and loved ones. Oncologists, advance practice providers, palliative care experts, social workers, therapists, nutritionists, financial navigators, and others work together to prioritize both quality of life and optimal disease treatment. LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes’ tailored support services approaches cancer as a chronic condition that requires long-term, whole-person care.