Addressing the needs of older adults with cancer is critical for the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care. Through the Multidisciplinary Approaches to Caring for Geriatric Patients with Cancer project, ACCC will identify barriers and best practices for serving this growing patient population in order to help support the multidisciplinary team in understanding and proactively preparing for the impact of our graying nation on cancer prevalence and co-morbidity burden.
Insights will inform efforts to design and implement quality care programs, and will be shared broadly in a publication that will feature real-world case study examples. The aim of this project is to create a reference that can be used across cancer care settings to support effective design and implementation of programs for managing geriatric patients.
Last year, ACCC conducted a survey to identify successes and challenges in the optimal delivery of care for an aging adult population with cancer.
As a next step, ACCC invites you to participate in a six-part webinar series on caring for older adults with cancer. To learn more or to register for the series, click here. Stay tuned for results from the survey later this year.
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