June 12, 2021
Drafting Your Health Care Team BookmarkLola Rahib, PhD
Article from Let’s Win! Pancreatic Cancer: Patients need different types of healthcare professionals when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A multidisciplinary team of experts are care professionals that work together and have different roles in helping patients with pancreatic cancer.
May 30, 2021
Cancer Support for LGBTQIA Patients Is Missing BookmarkGeorge Lundberg, MD
This piece from ASCO Connection outlines the need for and a path to improvement in cancer care for LGBTQIA patients.
November 10, 2020
The patients and caregivers we serve here at Cancer Commons rely on their doctors to provide expert, compassionate care. Building the skills to give such care can begin early in a doctor’s education. Here, for a change of pace, our Curious Dr. George asks a future doctor about a unique experience that helped her learn how to connect with cancer patients. Marin Langlieb is… Read more »
March 19, 2019
A Q&A with Laura Benson, RN, MS, ANP, president of Conversations in Care, LLC; LauraBensonRN@Gmail.com Q: In our digital communication world of 2019, some patients may receive the initial message that YOU HAVE CANCER by cell phone, text, email, or even voice mail. When this happens, what do patients most want, and how can that best be accomplished? A: When I first read your question, I… Read more »
February 11, 2019
Kevin Knopf, MD, MPH
A Q&A with Kevin B. Knopf MD, MPH, chairman of hematology and oncology at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California; firstname.lastname@example.org Q: A successful patient-physician relationship depends upon effective bidirectional attention and mutual understanding. Many patients and physicians believe that common current versions of mandated electronic health records (EHRs) severely impede that interaction, especially eye contact. How can a competent and caring clinical oncologist overcome… Read more »