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World Cancer Day 2024: A Live Panel Discussion

Oncology Data Advisor® · World Cancer Day 2024 with Oncology Data Advisor In honor of World Cancer Day on February 4, members of the Oncology Data Advisor Fellows Forum and Editorial Board joined forces for a thought-provoking discussion about improving cancer care on a global scale, including treatment access, molecular testing, clinical trial diversity, and patient advocacy worldwide.   Oncology Data Advisor: All right, everyone, thank you so much for tuning into today's World ...

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month With Waqas Haque, MD, MPH; Samuel Kareff, MD, MPH; and Matthew Hadfield, DO

Oncology Data Advisor® · Lung Cancer Awareness Month With Waqas Haque, Samuel Kareff, & Matthew Hadfield On the first day of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, members of Oncology Data Advisor's Fellows Forum joined forces to share recent research in lung cancer diagnosis and screening, the need to address disparities experienced by patients, and ways to raise awareness for patients, the public, and the health care community throughout the month of November. Hear unique perspectives fro...

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The Importance of Exercise for Cancer Survivorship With Nagashree Seetharamu, MD, MBBS

In this interview, Dr. Nagashree Seetharamu, MD, MBBS, a Professor in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology in the Department of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell Health, sat down to discuss the vital role that exercise takes in the cancer treatment and recovery process. As well, she shares advice on why an individualized approach to a patient's exercise routine and care is crucial to their survivorship.   Oncology Data Advisor: Thank you, Dr. Seetharamu, for meeting with me today to ...

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Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day With Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP

In honor of Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day, Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP, an Outpatient Thoracic Oncology Nurse Practitioner at the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center, and Editorial Board Member at Oncology Data Advisor, sat down to discuss the importance of advocating for our loved ones to regularly visit the doctor, keeping up with screening and treatment, and navigating the guilt felt when a loved one is diagnosed.   Beth Sandy, MSN, CRNP: Hi, my name is Beth Sandy. I am an O...

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Cancer Death Disparities Linked to Socioeconomic Factors

Researchers at Yale University have found that county-wide cancer death rates vary substantially according to income, owing largely to factors related to socioeconomic status, health care, lifestyle, and government policies. This knowledge could be used to target the causes of the disparity in the hopes of reducing cancer deaths in lower-income areas. The cross-sectional study analyzed data from 3,135 US counties whose cancer death rates from the year 2014 were made available in a database publi...

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Cancer Treatment or Hospice Care—Why Choose?

Unfortunately, Medicare patients have to make the choice between receiving cancer treatment or hospice care; they cannot have both due to cost constraints. However, through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), cancer treatment and hospice care can occur simultaneously if a patient opts for both. This concurrent treatment can be very valuable to patients and their loved ones; it is important to have the option to receive both treatments at once. "Often, Medicare patients with terminal cancer...

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