Cancer care in rural areas requires specialized attention. In order to overcome geographic, financial, and clinical barriers, cancer care providers have to get creative to provide patients with timely, quality care.
In collaboration with the Association of Community Cancer Centers, the Montana State Oncology Society is proud to present a three-part podcast series on rural cancer care. Dive deep on the unique challenges and outcomes of rural cancer care, and learn how rural cancer programs are evolving to meet the needs of hard-to-reach patients.
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As a result of the challenges unique to rural cancer care—workforce shortages, travel distances, insurance obstacles, and clinical trial access—patients with cancer living in rural areas are more often diagnosed at later stages, experience higher cancer-related mortality, and have worse survivorship outcomes. On this episode of CANCER BUZZ, learn more about the challenges to cancer care delivery in rural settings, and discover some of the innovative ways that they are working to better serve this at-risk patient population.
Jack Hensold, MD, Medical Oncologist, Bozeman Health Cancer Center; President, Montana State Oncology Society
"Reaching Out: Cancer Program-Community Collaborations for Health Equity"