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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Clinical trials are crucial to cancer research and are often standard of care for patients with cancer, but for patients in rural areas, accessing clinical trials poses significant geographic and financial barriers. On this episode, we learn how Sanford Health harnessed its passion and creativity to work around obstacles and ensure its patients have access to cutting-edge cancer treatments.
Lora Black, RN, MPH, OCN, CCRP, Senior Director, Clinical Research, Sanford Research; Clinical Instructor, Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota; Core Director, Clinical Research Resources and Facilities Core, DaCCoTA CTR
In 2017, Chad Pedersen, MD joined Sidney Health Center as its only medical oncologist. Since then, he has cared for a medically underserved population of cancer patients who are often low-income and may live more than a two-hour drive from Dr. Pedersen’s practice. The dawn of COVID-19 has stretched Sidney’s already-scarce medical resources, and Dr. Pedersen and his staff—like many other providers—have had to improvise to maintain the care and treatment of their oncology patients in the midst of a pandemic. He shared with ACCCBuzz his experience of delivering cancer care in rural America during COVID-19.