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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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Hear how malnutrition affects people with cancer in different ways, even impacting cancer treatment plans.
Hear about a treatment plan collaboration between the oncology care team and PCP from one of our 2022 ACCC Innovator Award winners—ChristianaCare's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute.
With the emergence of oral cancer therapies, it is a very exciting time in cancer care. But these treatments can come with adverse events.
While patients with cancer face many physical and psychological challenges associated with their disease and/or treatment, their social, emotional, and legal needs can lead to ongoing health disparities and reduced quality of life if left unaddressed.
To help older patients become digitally literate, the Patient Empowerment Network offers a free program that teaches older adults with cancer valuable technology skills.
The demand for medical cannabis education from both providers and patients is increasing dramatically as stigma on its use decreases. Learn how the Cannabis and Cancer Research and Education Clinic (CanCaRE) is helping meet this growing need.
Allen Beck and Rivka Shakow Beck were newlyweds when Allen was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. Allen and Rivka were thrust into a stressful situation, but financial advocate, Angie Santiago, CRCS, was ready to help.
Listen to ACCC's Matt Devino and President of the Empire State Hematology & Oncology Society, Rahul Seth, DO, discuss why every voice is critical in grassroots advocacy efforts on both the federal and state level, and how cancer professionals who moonlight as patient advocates can help improve access to care and reduce financial toxicity for people living with cancer.
Clinical trials are the best instrument to advance treatment for blood cancers, but numerous challenges exist around trial identification, enrollment, and participation. We’ll hear perspectives from a community provider and patient advocacy organization on immediate—and forward-thinking—solutions to help this population better access clinical trials, including a tool from the Leukemia and Lymphoma …
Hear how Vanderbilt University Medical Center created a model for integrating advanced practitioners into a radiation oncology satellite clinic to provide long-term follow-up care and survivorship services.
Stephen Quake, PhD, spoke to CANCER BUZZ about the application of liquid biopsies across multiple cancer stages and their potential to improve patient outcomes, minimize financial toxicity, and create health equity through greater testing access and lower cost.
Meeting the needs of cancer program staff to ultimately improve patient outcomes is at the heart of the presidential themes of ACCC’s current and immediate past presidents. CANCER BUZZ spoke to Krista Nelson, who advocated for the professional well-being of cancer program staff and Dr. David Penberthy, who aims to leverage technology to transform cancer care delivery and the patient experience. Hear …
While not yet mainstream in the community setting, hear how measurable residual disease (MRD) testing has the potential to become more fully integrated into clinical practice as one of the reliable markers of treatment response for patients with multiple myeloma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Learn how state oncology societies have the power to mobilize larger groups of providers across the state to make their voices heard on behalf of their patients—and how you can get involved.
CANCER BUZZ spoke to Mike McGarry, who—following his wife’s cancer diagnosis—was introduced to Jack’s Caregiver Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to supporting men throughout the caregiver journey.
Hear how a virtual integrative format can enable cancer programs to adapt touch modalities to self-interventions, leverage opportunities for research, and overcome social and economic barriers.
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.
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.