Good communication between providers and patients is a necessary component of quality, patient-centered cancer care. Helping metastatic breast cancer patients understand their diagnosis and disease progression can be challenging, but ensuring that patients have a clear understanding of the disease and treatment options along the continuum of care is essential to informed patient decision-making.
The Metastatic Breast Cancer Communication Toolkit (known as the "Dandelion Toolkit") offers a visual approach to support and foster clear, high-quality provider-patient communication about metastatic breast cancer.
U.S.-based cancer programs or practices were invited to participate in a multi-site study utilizing the Dandelion Toolkit with their metastatic breast cancer patients. The purpose of the study was to gain insight on overcoming the communication barriers between healthcare teams, patients, and their caregivers when diagnosing advanced breast cancer and discussing treatment options. Click here to learn more about phase one of this study.
Recruitment for this study has closed.
As ACCC continues to make the Dandelion Toolkit more broadly available, please use the new Metastatic Breast Cancer Resource Library to access a robust portfolio of curated materials to support your patients.
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A dandelion is used as a visual metaphor to explain key concepts of:
The toolkit also helps initiate topics not easily discussed, such as:
Clinicians who have already used the Dandelion Toolkit have observed:
See what Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, has to say about using the Dandelion Toolkit in practice.
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Sponsored by Pfizer Oncology.