The best cancer care starts with the best cancer information. With nearly 40,000 members who are leaders in advancing cancer care, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the voice of the world’s cancer physicians. ASCO’s patient information website -- Cancer.Net (www.cancer.net) -- brings the expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. Well-informed patients are their own best advocates and invaluable partners for physicians. Cancer.Net provides timely, comprehensive information to help patients and families make informed health care decisions. Cancer.Net is supported by the Conquer Cancer Foundation.
Laredo, Texas, was ASCO President Dr. Bertagnolli’s latest stop in her ASCO in the Community tour. These visits are focused on understanding and addressing the barriers that prevent people from receiving quality cancer care. Local medical oncologist Dr. Eduardo Miranda shares what patients, caregivers, and health care providers in his community had to say.
ASCO President Dr. Monica Bertagnolli is going out into local communities to find out what people with cancer and health care providers think and need. The second of these town halls was held in Sudbury, Massachusetts. In this podcast, Dr. Colin Weekes and Pastor Joel Guillemette describe the town hall and what they learned from the conversation about the role of hope and how people cope with fear of mortality.