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The Director of FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence, Dr. Richard Pazdur, joins ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis in the latest ASCO in Action Podcast to discuss FDA’s new program to make it easier for physicians to navigate the complicated expanded access process.
A new study in the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) finds that while primary care physicians (PCPs) are often involved in cancer survivorship care, many do not feel adequately prepared for key components of it. This study delivers an important message to the oncology community—primary care providers are able and willing to take part in the shared care of cancer survivors.
A new study in the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) finds that while primary care physicians (PCPs) are often involved in cancer survivorship care, many do not feel adequately prepared for key components of it. This study delivers an important message to the oncology community—primary care providers are able and willing to take part in the shared care of cancer survivors.
In the latest ASCO in Action Podcast, ASCO President Dr. Monica Bertagnolli joined ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford Hudis to discuss the disparities facing patients with cancer in rural areas. Dr. Bertagnolli touched on a number of ways to close the rural cancer care gap, from supporting the existing rural oncology workforce, to improving care delivery in rural areas, and increasing access to clinical trials and research. “We’re completely in the dark without research,” says Dr. Bertagnolli. It’s “the only way to understand what patients really need.”
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A new study published today in the Journal of Oncology Practice (JOP) reveals the findings of a 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Oncology Workforce survey on oncologists’ perceptions and practice behaviors related to diet, physical activity, and weight management in people with cancer – during and after active treatment. The survey finds oncologists’ attention to patients’ weight management and diet is high, but referrals to support lifestyle changes are infrequent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently clarified that its opioid prescribing guideline is not intended to deny clinically-appropriate opioid therapy to patients with pain from conditions such as cancer and sickle cell disease. In a new ASCO in Action Podcast, ASCO CEO Dr. Clifford A. Hudis stresses that swift action is needed to correct policies that limit opioid access for critical pain management, cautioning that we can’t have one national crisis become two.
Mathematics, modeling, and simulation to study cancer are topics covered in a new special series in JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics (JCO CCI). On April 24, JCO CCI published its fourth special collection of articles, “Mathematical Oncology,” which showcases the current state of the field and new applications for modeling and simulation. Read more.