Patient-Centered Care for Older Adults with Cancer
Addressing the unique needs of older adults with cancer is critical for the delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care. ACCC’s Multidisciplinary Approaches to Caring for Geriatric Patients with Cancer project shares information on how to integrate geriatric screening and assessment into practice, resources and tools, and an on-demand webinar series exploring key issues such as polypharmacy.
Health Literacy for the Cancer Care Team
Health literacy is defined as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." Cancer care providers, patients, and other stakeholders each have important roles in health literacy. How can your team benefit from a health literacy gap assessment?
IO Wallet Card for Patients Treated with Immunotherapy for Cancer
Early recognition and treatment of immune-related adverse events (irAEs) are paramount for patients treated with immunotherapy for cancer. Equipping IO patients with a medical wallet card that states the individual is treated with immunotherapy for cancer, the warning signs of common irAEs, and 24/7 contact information for the treating oncology team eases the burden for patients and caregivers in an emergent situation. The ACCC Immuno-Oncology Institute has developed a medical IO wallet card for patients on immunotherapy for cancer. A downloadable print-ready PDF enables cancer programs & practices to have copies printed.