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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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Live from the ACCC 48th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit, a veteran of value-based payment models identifies her top three takeaways on the future of precision medicine reimbursement.
Hear from the co-founder of the Imagination Lab for Clinical Innovation at LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes on effective practices for measuring new models of care.
Dr. Jennie R. Crews, ACCC 2016-17 President, discusses ACCC's involvement in the White House's Cancer Moonshot initiative--from its launch in 2016 to the new energy generated by President Biden's revamp of the program in February 2022. Then hear how ACCC's legislative priorities into the Cancer Moonshot's commitment to increase cancer survivorship and reduce barriers to equitable cancer care.
Harlan Levine, MD, spoke to CANCER BUZZ during the ACCC 48th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit to share his top takeaways from the stage.
Hear from a pharmacist and an oncology operations manager as they share how the digital Patient Assistance Guide tool can help you find resources in less time so patients can access—and better afford—their cancer treatments.
Precision medicine is increasingly critical to selecting the right treatment for patients with cancer, but pathology reporting can be lengthy, complex, and confusing—especially in this fast-paced molecular era. Hear one provider’s suggestions for simplifying and standardizing pathology reports so patients can be better informed, understand their prognosis, and own the progress of their therapies.
In this episode, hear from two experts in cancer immunotherapy on the exciting potential of TIL Cell Therapy in melanoma and beyond.
Hear from ACCC 2021-2022 President, Krista Nelson, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW, as she talks about two new resources (a business case brief for hiring and a benchmarking survey) coming from ACCC that demonstrate the value oncology social workers play in cancer care.
Biomarker testing is crucial to precision medicine, but barriers still exist. Learn from two healthcare advocates about recent policy changes designed to ensure better access to biomarker testing.
Hear from Colleen Campbell, PhD, MS, LGC, as she explains policy changes that can help patients access genetic counseling services, while also benefiting those who provide these services.
In this special podcast episode, we talk with oncology social worker and ACCC President Krista Nelson, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW, about finding opportunities to practice gratitude each day for colleagues and patients.
Hear from Wendi Waugh, Director of Cancer Services, Southern Ohio Medical Center, as she discusses the implementation of a process improvement plan with a focus on enhancing care for patients with advanced NSCLC.
Dr. Randall A. Oyer, ACCC Immediate Past President and co-author of Chapter Two, A View from the Ground: The Changing Landscape of Cancer, addresses the complexity and lack of coordination and cooperation among four major care delivery settings, and how this holds us back from reaching our greatest potential in the war against cancer.
Hear from two authors of an ACCC/LUNGevity Foundation study that identified key areas of clinician need related to biomarker testing in NSCLC.
Caring for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) depends on many factors and can vary as much as the patients themselves.
Genetic counselors—as members of the cancer care team—can help patients better understand their cancer diagnosis, make informed treatment decisions, and navigate the financial costs of testing.
One serious, unwanted side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is the potential for substantial consequences for cancer outcomes due to delayed access to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Hear from Dr. Debra Patt, the author of a study which detected a substantial decrease (among American seniors) in cancer screenings, visits, therapy, and surgeries.
Early in the pandemic, members of the Stanford Health Care Radiation Oncology Department created an internal podcast for their department to creatively address the need for connections among onsite and remote staff, acknowledge the emotional and psychological toll of caring for patients during this challenging time, and support the well-being and mental health for oncology staff.
In this episode, we talk with an oncology program manager and member of the Financial Advocacy Network Advisory Committee about the great need this robust resource fills in helping relieve financial toxicity, so patients can focus on their cancer care.
In this special podcast episode, we talk with oncology social worker and ACCC President Krista Nelson, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, FAOSW, about the overwhelming grief of the pandemic and its toll on cancer care professionals.
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s)/faculty member(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of their employer(s) or the Association of Community Cancer Centers.