Caring for patients with less common cancers, such as renal cell carcinoma (RCC), presents unique challenges for community–based cancer care providers. Use the resources below to find up–to–date information and resources related to RCC. ACCC's Improving Quality Care in Renal Cell Carcinoma project seeks to improve the quality of care for renal cell carcinoma patients treated at community cancer programs.
Through a survey and needs assessment process, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) identified three member programs with expertise in treating patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Read Effective Practices in Renal Cell Carcinoma Programs to gain insight into improving care delivery for patients with RCC.*
Originally published in 2015.
Marc C. Smaldone, MD, MSHP, Surgical Oncologist, Division of Urology
Monica Scanlan, RN, BSN, Urology Nurse Navigator
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Presenters from Fox Chase Cancer Center will review how they’ve established their program’s personalized care approach for patients with renal cell carcinoma, and share tips for creating a multidisciplinary and collaborative care environment for your team and your patients. Learn about their progress in developing tools and resources to measure patient-centered outcomes around the patient’s treatment experience and quality of life. Plus, hear about their process of evaluating and screening patients for clinical trials along the continuum of cancer care.
Originally recorded November 2017.
Beth Payne, MSSW, CSW, LSW, Oncology Social Worker
Cheretha Hall, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Patient Navigator
Norton Cancer Institute
Learn how providers from Norton Cancer Institute offer psychosocial and practical support for patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and their families throughout the continuum of care. Hear their strategies for linking these patients to resources both inside and outside of the cancer program. Presenters will cover their program’s approach to financial navigation, distress screening, survivorship planning, patient navigation, and palliative care.
Originally recorded December 2017.
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View Infographic of ACCC's survey conducted to help better understand the challenges that the multidisciplinary cancer care team faces in treating patients with RCC.
* The Community Resource Centers mentioned in this publication are no longer available.