107 episodes

CANCER BUZZ features fresh perspectives on hot topics in oncology care delivery.

CANCER BUZZ is where stakeholders from the front lines of care to the C-suite, from research to the registry, from chairside to benchside, talk about top-of-mind questions and real-world impact.

CANCER BUZZ Association of Community Cancer Centers

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

CANCER BUZZ features fresh perspectives on hot topics in oncology care delivery.

CANCER BUZZ is where stakeholders from the front lines of care to the C-suite, from research to the registry, from chairside to benchside, talk about top-of-mind questions and real-world impact.

    Chemotherapy Care Companion: A Remote Patient Monitoring Program

    Chemotherapy Care Companion: A Remote Patient Monitoring Program

    Ochsner Health, Ochsner Cancer Institute in Louisiana implemented a program—Chemotherapy Care Companion—to identify and meet oncology patients’ needs in real time. By remotely monitoring those on intravenous or oral anti-cancer treatment, providers can discover and address the issues patients may experience during and after treatment appointments, including fluctuations in vitals. Since implementation, Chemotherapy Care Companion has decreased patients’ healthcare costs by preventing emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations and improved their overall satisfaction.
    Guest:
    Erin Pierce, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
    Nurse Practitioner
    Ochsner Health, Ochsner Cancer Institute
    Resources:
    Chemotherapy Care Companion: An Oncology Remote Patient Monitoring Program 2022 ACCC Innovator Award Details ACCC 39th National Oncology Conference Telehealth Success Stories: Remote Symptom Monitoring Using Patient Reported Outcomes Remote Home Monitoring of Patients with Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic This podcast is part of a special series on the 2022 ACCC Innovator Award winners. For a deeper dive into this content, visit ACCC’s Innovator Award website.
     

    • 5 min
    • video
    Malnutrition in Cancer Care

    Malnutrition in Cancer Care

    Weight loss and malnutrition can be caused by the effects of cancer, such as malabsorption, or adverse effects from cancer therapies. CANCER BUZZ spoke to Kelay Trentham, registered dietitian, nutritionist, and administrative fellow for the MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Washington, and Christie Mangir, patient advocate and breast cancer survivor. Hear how malnutrition affects people with cancer in different ways, even impacting cancer treatment plans. This is the first episode in a three-part series on malnutrition in cancer care.
    Kelay Trentham, MS, RDN, CSO, FAND
    Senior Operations Specialist
    MultiCare Health System
    Tacoma, WA
    Christie Campo Mangir, MS
    Assistant Director, Education Programs
    Association of Community Cancer Centers
    San Francisco, CA
    Resources:
    Making the Business Case for Hiring a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist "Prescribing" Exercise and Nutrition in Cancer Care Supporting Cancer Survivors in Making Healthful Lifestyle Changes That's My Farmer: A Research-Based Nutrition & Wellness Program Telehealth: Connecting Patients with Nutrition Services A Quality Improvement Nutrition Program Nutrition: The 7th Vital Sign

    • 9 min
    A Model for Embedding Primary Care in Oncology

    A Model for Embedding Primary Care in Oncology

    For cancer programs and practices, silos between specialties make it challenging to address the comorbidities (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease) many patients with cancer experience. In the same healthcare system, a patient’s primary care provider (PCP) may not know what their cancer care team knows and vice versa. Hear how an embedded PCP at ChristianaCare's Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute—a 2022 ACCC Innovator Award winner—allows a patient’s oncology care team and PCP to be informed and collaborate on treatment plans when necessary.
    Guest:
    Debra Delaney MSN, FNP-BC
    Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
    ChristianaCare Health System, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
    “I always enjoyed primary care…. It adds an extra layer for support for my oncology patients because they know that they can reach out to me with any question that they may have, and I get great satisfaction from caring for them.”
    Resources:
    A Collaborative Primary and Cancer Care Model Patients with Cancer, Comorbidities, and No Primary Care Provider 2022 ACCC Innovator Award Details ACCC 39th National Oncology Conference Comprehensive Cancer Care Services PCP Insights Needed to Improve Cancer Screening in Rural Appalachia This podcast is part of a special series on the 2022 ACCC Innovator Award winners. For a deeper dive into this content, visit ACCC’s Innovator Award website.

    • 6 min
    • video
    Oral Cancer Therapy: Adverse Events

    Oral Cancer Therapy: Adverse Events

    With the emergence of oral cancer therapies, it is a very exciting time in cancer care. But these treatments can come with adverse events. Dr. Pavani Chalasani from the University of Arizona Cancer Center shares how she educates patients on what to expect from oral cancer therapies and her focus on one of the most underestimated symptoms for patients.
    Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    University of Arizona Cancer Center
    Tucson, AZ
    Related Content:
    Addressing Challenges in Oral Therapies for HR+, HER2- Breast Cancer Targeted Drug Therapy | Breast Cancer Treatment (American Cancer Society) Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer Treatment (American Cancer Society) 2018 Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist Association Best Practices for the Management of Oral Oncolytic Therapy: Pharmacy Practice Standard Challenges of Caregivers of Cancer Patients who are on Oral Oncolytic Therapy Patient and Plan Characteristics Affecting Abandonment of Oral Oncolytic Prescriptions This is the first video podcast in a series from the “Addressing Challenges in Oral Therapies for HR+, HER2- Breast Cancer” education program.
    Funding and support provided by Lilly Oncology. VV-OTHR-US-DEL-0876 © Lilly USA, LLC 2022. All rights reserved.
    ©2022. Association of Community Cancer Centers. All rights reserved. No part of this production may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without written permission.

    • 8 min
    Addressing Social Determinants of Health through a Medical-Legal Partnership

    Addressing Social Determinants of Health through a Medical-Legal Partnership

    While patients with cancer face many physical and psychological challenges associated with their disease and/or treatment, their social, emotional, and legal needs can lead to ongoing health disparities and reduced quality of life if left unaddressed. Hear how a unique medical-legal partnership at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System expands the clinical team to include lawyers who address the legal issues that affect patients’ health and well-being. Learn how this 2022 ACCC Innovator Award winner redefined “comprehensive care” for patients and enabled the program’s team lead to embrace her passion to consistently find joy in her day-to-day role.
    Guests:
    Allison L. Held, JD
    Associate General Counsel & Director, Medical-Legal Partnership at VCU Health System
    Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, VCU Massey Cancer Center
    Resources:
    VCU’s Medical-Legal Partnership Meets Oncology Patients’ Needs 2022 ACCC Innovator Award Details ACCC 39th National Oncology Conference Comprehensive Cancer Care Services The Role of Community Partners in Serving AYA Patients ACCC Financial Advocacy Network This podcast is part of a special series on the 2022 ACCC Innovator Award winners. For a deeper dive into this content, visit ACCC’s Innovator Award website.

    • 7 min
    Digital Literacy in Older Adults with Cancer

    Digital Literacy in Older Adults with Cancer

    While telehealth has expanded the delivery of healthcare services, many populations--including older adults with cancer--lack the know-how to use technology to their advantage during their cancer journey. Lower levels of digital literacy impede patients from accessing timely information, feeling empowered to ask questions, and seeking the best treatment for their diagnosis. To support patients to become DIGITALLY EMPOWERED, learn about a free program from the Patient Empowerment Network that teaches older adults with cancer valuable technology skills to engage digitally in their care.
    Guest:  
    Andrea Conners  
    Executive Director 
    Patient Empowerment Network  
     
    Resources:  
    Digital Bridges: Optimizing Telehealth for Older Adults with Cancer  Patient Empowerment Network   DIGITALLY EMPOWERED  Virtual Assessment of Physical Function in Adults With Cancer: Practical Tips  Using Telemedicine to Assess Psychological Health  [VIDEO PODCAST] Ep 07: Genetic Testing & Telehealth   This podcast is part of the ACCC education program, Digital Bridges. This project is supported by Merck. 
     

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

ChristieCM ,

Fantastic content

As both a cancer patient and someone actively working with cancer programs to transform care, this is the podcast I’ve been waiting for!

LoneXionc ,

Excellent content!

It's great to have this kind of learning in a portable format. Excited for the future direction of the show.

L-M-T ,

Unique Insights from Oncology Professionals

The CANCER BUZZ podcast offers insights and information from cancer care pioneers, leaders, and innovators on a wide range of topics of concern to oncology professionals, patients, caregivers, and people who are interested/in the weeds of navigating the cancer care landscape.

In only a few episodes, I’ve heard professionals such as physicians, administrators, nurses, and support staff weighing in on subjects ranging from employee wellness to whole-person cancer care and symptom management. These are topics that are really important to healthcare providers yet they all impact the cancer patient. The content is engaging and thought-provoking, and the speakers are down-to-earth and easy to listen to.

I look to ACCC for forward-thinking content so I’m excited to see them venture into the podcast space. I look forward to hearing what they have to say!

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