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'll discuss the telehealth regulatory and policy changes enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic, what may change in 2021, and what’s likely to remain the same regarding the reimbursement of remote care.
Learn about the current clinical applications of liquid biopsies, associated reimbursement issues, and what you can do to implement these tests at your program.
Learn why spiritual care is essential to comprehensive, high-quality cancer care, and discover how the administration of spiritual services has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn how genetic healthcare services have adapted to virtual care delivery, and what challenges face its widespread use after the COVID-19 pandemic is over.
Learn about the cultural and logistical barriers to end-of-life health equity and discover strategies that programs can implement to both address palliative care earlier in the care continuum and reduce health disparities.
Learn how the role of caregivers has changed during the pandemic, and how the cancer team can provide caregivers with guidance on taking care of patients with cancer.
We explore how patients are dealing with the "new normal,” and how oncology social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists are working to help them through an unprecedented time.
We take a look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted lung screenings across the country and how oncology teams are adapting their outreach and education to reach as many people as possible.
We look at recent adaptations in oncology—and how some of these changes can actually make cancer care stronger moving forward.
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 how some cancer programs are finding creative ways to engage patients and adapt screening programs during these difficult times.
Krista Nelson, ACCC President 2021-22, 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.
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.
Krista Nelson, ACCC President 2021-22, shares self-care resources for cancer team members during the COVID-19 outbreak and guides us through a brief mindfulness exercise.
Learn about the latest promising breakthroughs in immunotherapy, the challenges facing their widespread use, and what your cancer team needs to know about the future of cancer treatment.
Learn about dermatology’s role in the cancer care continuum and how cancer teams can better integrate dermatology into the immunotherapy care process.
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.
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.
Learn about the importance of reaching diverse populations with clinical trials where they live and how one clinical trial has prioritized community engagement.
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.
On this episode of CANCER BUZZ, we discuss how healthcare providers and policymakers can work together to pave the future of telehealth beyond the current public health emergency.
ACCC’s CANCER BUZZ Podcast Receives Best Healthcare Podcast, Platinum 2020 eHealthcare Leadership Award
Jan 19, 2021