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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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In this episode, we focus on the mental and emotional toll that COVID-19 continues to have on cancer care professionals—while much of the public experiences a “summer of joy” due to rising vaccinations.
In this episode, we'll explore how oncology advanced practitioners (APs) can play a greater role in clinical research and, according to a recent national study, have a strong interest in doing so.
In this episode, Teri Bedard covers current Medicare supervisory oversight requirements, why site of service matters, and where to go for “need to know” oncology coding and billing updates.
As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes and restrictions loosens for most of the U.S., we'll discuss how patient education has become even more critical during this transition.
In this episode, we talk with an experienced cancer center information technology (IT) professional about how the role of the IT professional in quality, patient-centered cancer care delivery and what lies ahead.
In this episode, Colleen Lewis, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP, talks about the critical role oncology advanced practitioners can play in moving the needle on equity and inclusion in cancer clinical trials.
Three specialists in multiple myeloma care share their experiences that may help other providers and patients move smoothly through this time of transition while maintaining high quality care.
We sat down with ACCC President Krista Nelson, on how her personal experiences during the pandemic—and those of her colleagues and patients—deeply impacted her and influenced the development of her 2021-2022 ACCC President’s Theme.
We’ll delve into the dramatic changes in care delivery that Montefiore Health System underwent during the pandemic, lessons learned along the way that can help pave the way forward, and how the spirit of collaboration and innovation that emerged in 2020 will remain long after the pandemic.
Explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the financial health of cancer programs and practices across the country, from lower patient volume and screening interventions and decreased revenue streams.
A physician assistant shares the challenges related to COVID-19, the vaccine, and how his program is adapting to keep diagnosed patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) safe.
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.
We discuss how the legacy of racism in American healthcare continues to affect today’s research, and share strategies for cancer programs to effectively communicate with underrepresented and marginalized populations.
Learn how the entire cancer care team can help in promoting safe oral anti-cancer medication adherence by bridging gaps in patient education, management, and monitoring.
Discover what steps cancer programs can take to build trust with patients from marginalized and underrepresented groups and ensure a more equitable and accessible healthcare environment.
Explore the barriers and challenges that LGBTQ+ patients with cancer face, and how cancer programs can make their care more inclusive.
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.