The CANCER BUZZ podcast features fresh perspectives on hot topics in oncology care delivery. CANCER BUZZ is where stakeholders from the front lines of care to the C-suite, from research to the registry, from chairside to benchside, talk about top-of-mind questions and real-world impact.
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We look at the latest data on the effects of COVID-19 on cancer practices and explore how you can adapt to changes in oncology business.
Learn how surgical oncology has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and how programs are adapting to fluctuations in staff availability and patient volume.
Learn about the ways cancer programs are working to reduce drug waste and curb the rising cost of cancer care.
Learn how some cancer programs are finding creative ways to engage patients and adapt screening programs during these difficult times.
Laura Holmes Haddad shares how her battle with breast cancer changed her perception of the resources available to younger adults with cancer, and what cancer programs can do to meet their needs.
ACCC President-Elect Krista Nelson shares how Providence Cancer Institute has made staff resiliency and morale a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn about Ochsner Cancer Center’s testing strategy for COVID-19 and how you can adapt their guidance when establishing your own testing protocols.
We discuss the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages that cancer programs face, and how one program has taken creative steps to get what they need.
Learn how Nebraska Medical Center treats patients with cancer in the same institution where the most serious COVID-19 patients receive treatment at the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit.
Learn how cancer programs can quickly and securely establish telemedicine platforms to continue delivering quality care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discover how the coronavirus has affected cancer care in New York City, and how one health system has adapted to meet these challenges.
We look at how rural cancer care teams are managing to provide quality care with limited resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn how music can help relieve coronavirus-related stress for both patients and cancer program staff.
Catherine Liu, MD, shares valuable advice for cancer programs looking to create protocols for drive-thru COVID-19 screening.
We explore how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected patient access to oral oncolytics, and what cancer teams can do to help their patients.
Jeffrey Kendall, PsyD, LP, shares useful tips and resources for compassionate communication with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACCC President-Elect Krista Nelson shares self-care resources for cancer team members during the COVID-19 outbreak and guides us through a brief mindfulness exercise.
We explore how immunotherapy clinical trials have been affected by the pandemic and what cancer programs can do to safely and effectively administer clinical trials.
Learn about the mental health implications of treatment with cancer immunotherapy, and how cancer care providers can better integrate mental health awareness into the IO care continuum.
We sat down with journalist Mary Elizabeth Williams, one of the first patients treated with combination immunotherapy, to discuss her experience as an IO patient and how to bridge communication gaps among patients, doctors, and researchers.
Learn why a trip to the emergency department is different for patients who receive immunotherapy for cancer, what information helps ED clinicians, and what busy emergency department providers need to know about immune-related adverse events.
Learn about the transition from immunotherapy into post-treatment survivorship, how it differs from chemotherapy, and why coordination and communication among providers, patients, and caregivers is essential.
Discover the results of the 2019 Trending Now in Cancer Care Survey—what tops the list of challenges, what areas are trending towards growth, and how cancer programs are evolving to meet the demands of 21st-century cancer care delivery.
Learn about ACCC's efforts to make the case for hiring comprehensive care team members, as well as the development of a matrix tool to help programs prepare for alternative payment models.
We talk to a medical oncologist in a rural Montana community about the realities of rural cancer care, the importance of community oncology, and how he navigates common barriers to quality care.
Learn how a rural health system harnessed its passion and creativity to work around obstacles to clinical trial access and ensure its patients have access to cutting-edge cancer treatments.
Learn more about the challenges to cancer care delivery in rural settings, and discover some of the innovative ways that they are working to better serve this at-risk patient population.
Learn how two cancer programs used a unique quality improvement model to improve care for lung cancer patients who are uninsured or on Medicaid.
Understand the importance of financial health literacy for patients with cancer, how cancer team members can better help patients and caregivers avoid financial toxicity, and what steps cancer programs can take to promote awareness and proactive engagement.