Beyond the Checkbox: Delivering Meaningful Cancer Survivorship Care in a Community Setting
May 18, 2022
Dr. Crystal Labbato joined NCCS to deliver a presentation about providing an effective model of cancer survivorship care in a community setting. Dr. Labbato is the Survivorship Program Coordinator for Baptist Health Louisville and LaGrange hospitals in Kentucky.
In this webinar, Dr. Labbato reviews the evolving standards for survivorship care and highlights the importance of care planning services that go beyond simply giving a patient a paper document. They walk through the model of care that inform their work as a survivorship practitioner, and how they are able to tailor services to best meet the needs of cancer survivors in their community. Dr. Labbato presents two clinical cases that showcase survivorship needs, care timeline and supportive services the clinic utilizes to provide quality care. Dr. Labbato also discusses the clinic’s in-depth functional assessment for older adult survivors that identifies the patient’s needs, and how the clinic normalizes discussions on end-of-life care planning.
Survivorship Needs for Individuals Living with Advanced and Metastatic Cancer
May 4, 2022
This webinar will provide an overview of the National Cancer Institute’s recent efforts to understand and address the survivorship needs of the growing population of survivors living with advanced and metastatic cancers. Bethany Ross, NCCS Cancer Policy and Advocacy Team (CPAT) Steering Committee Member and Advocate will join the discussion. Bethany was diagnosed with Stage IV neuroendocrine cancer at age 30 in August of 2018.
Learn about state of the science and the research gaps focused on survivorship needs. Dr. Mollica will share NCI’s next steps in conducting research that supports those living with advanced and metastatic cancers.
A Nurse-Led Care Model to Improve Access to Rural Survivorship Care
March 23, 2022
Pam DeGuzman, PhD, RN, will discuss the development and evaluation of Comprehensive Assistance: Rural Interventions, Nursing and Guidance (CARING), a nurse-led intervention aimed at reducing disparities in quality of life for rural cancer survivors.
During active treatment, rural survivors may forgo supportive care interventions to prioritize and consolidate medical visits into one day, with the goal of minimizing travel (called “appointment stacking”). CARING connects rural survivors with an oncology-specialized registered nurse several weeks after the completion of active treatment, to exclusively focus on lingering supportive care needs.
COVID-19 and Cancer: Otis Brawley, MD on the Current State of the Pandemic
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Otis Brawley, MD, a globally-recognized expert in cancer prevention and control, joins NCCS CEO Shelley Fuld Nasso to discuss the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and what relaxed public health measures mean for immunocompromised individuals. He will answer questions from CPAT members about how cancer survivors can best protect themselves.