115 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.

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    • 5.0 • 29 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.

    CAR T-cell Therapy: Remote Patient Monitoring

    CAR T-cell Therapy: Remote Patient Monitoring

    While remote monitoring platforms have been used effectively throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce the burden on patients and healthcare facilities around the country, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tenn., has been using the technology in a different capacity—with its patients on CAR T-cell therapy. To avoid a lengthy inpatient stay, these patients are seen daily in Vanderbilt’s outpatient clinic and then monitored virtually 24/7 at home or—for those who must travel to receive treatment—at their temporary lodging. The remote technology alerts cancer program staff of any significant changes in clinical status that would initiate a hospital admission. 
    Guest:
    Brittney M. Baer, BSN, RN
    Patient Care Coordinator
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
    Resources:
    Bringing CAR T-cell Therapy to Community Oncology Overview
    CAR T-cell Practice Profile – Fox Chase Cancer Center
    CAR T-cell Practice Profile – Billings Clinic Cancer Center
    Gap Analysis: Bringing CAR T-cell Therapy to Community Oncology 
    IO Insight: Telemedicine and Cancer Care

    • 6 min
    • video
    Addressing Challenges in Managing Patients Receiving Oral Therapies for HR+, HER2- Breast Cancer

    Addressing Challenges in Managing Patients Receiving Oral Therapies for HR+, HER2- Breast Cancer

    Increased use of oral therapies means more freedom for patients with cancer, but also can lead to increased risks. CANCER BUZZ spoke to Tammy Smith, Family Nurse Practitioner for INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA, and Dr. Pearman Parker, Assistant Professor for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. Hear how to educate patients and their caregivers about the risks and benefits to oral therapies for breast cancer. This is the second episode in a three-part series on breast cancer.
     
    Tammy R. Smith, FNP
    Family Nurse Practitioner
    INOVA Fairfax Hospital
    Falls Church, VA
     
    Pearman Parker, PhD, MPH, RN, PMH-BC
    Assistant Professor
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Little Rock, AR
    Resources:
    Addressing Challenges in Oral Therapies for HR+, HER2- Breast Cancer Resource Library for HR+, HER- Breast Cancer Evolving Standards of Care for Advanced HER2+ Breast Cancer Metastatic Breast Cancer Project

    • 9 min
    • video
    Interventional Screening Tools for Malnutrition

    Interventional Screening Tools for Malnutrition

    Validated screening tools for malnutrition help to improve a patient’s quality of life. CANCER BUZZ spoke to Dr. Christina Bowen, Chief Well-being Officer for Vidant Health in Greenville, NC, Dr. Egidio Del Fabbro, Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Palliative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA and Kelay Trentham, registered dietician, nutritionist, and administrative fellow for the MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, WA. Hear about how to implement validated screening tools into your cancer program. This is the third episode in a three-part series on malnutrition in cancer care.
    Christina Bowen, MD
    Chief Well-being Officer
    Vidant Health
    Greenville, NC
    Egidio Del Fabbro, MD
    Professor of Internal Medicine
    Director of Palliative Medicine
    Medical College of Georgia
    Augusta, GA
    Kelay Trentham, MS, RDN, CSO, FAND
    Senior Operations Specialist
    MultiCare Health System
    Tacoma, WA
    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

    • 7 min
    Sexual Health: All of Me

    Sexual Health: All of Me

    Cancer and its treatment impact patients in many ways, beginning before a diagnosis and lasting long through survivorship. One, often overlooked, side effect of cancer—whether it be from surgical, medical, or radiation treatment—relates to patients’ sexual health. Hear how one Iowa-based program is addressing the sexual health gap in cancer care by supporting oncology professionals in having these conversations and referring patients to allied professionals as needed.
    Guest:
    Erin Sullivan-Wagner
    A survivor of cancer, life coach for cancer survivors, and co-founder
    All of Me
    Resources:
    All of Me: Bridging the Sexual Health Communication Gap in Cancer Care Fertility Preservation for Women with Cancer Pursuing Quality Cancer Care for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients Cancer Care Considerations for Sexual and Gender Minority Patients Improving Fertility Preservation Discussions for Adolescent and Young Adult Male Oncology Patients

    • 6 min
    • video
    Malnutrition: Screen or Assess?

    Malnutrition: Screen or Assess?

    Many cases of malnutrition are underdiagnosed and undertreated. CANCER BUZZ spoke to Dr. Christina Bowen, Chief Well-being Officer for Vidant Health in Greenville, NC, Dr. Egidio Del Fabbro, Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Palliative Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA and Kelay Trentham, registered dietician, nutritionist, and administrative fellow for the MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, WA. Hear about malnutrition detection processes and the use of validated screening tools. This is the second episode in a three-part series on malnutrition in cancer care.
    Christina Bowen, MD
    Chief Well-being Officer
    Vidant Health
    Greenville, NC
    Egidio Del Fabbro, MD
    Professor of Internal Medicine
    Director of Palliative Medicine
    Medical College of Georgia
    Augusta, GA
    Kelay Trentham, MS, RDN, CSO, FAND
    Senior Operations Specialist
    MultiCare Health System
    Tacoma, WA
    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
    Anti-Cancer Therapy Privileging for APPs

    Anti-Cancer Therapy Privileging for APPs

    For more than a decade, the United States healthcare system has been warned of an impending oncologist shortage that is projected to occur as the population continues to age and the demand for cancer services increases. As integral members of the cancer care team, advanced practice providers (APPS) play a pivotal role in the rapidly evolving oncology ecosystem, bolstering access to quality care. Allowing APPs (e.g., nurse practitioners and physician assistants) the privilege to sign anti-cancer treatment orders not only improves access to high-quality cancer care, it can also free up physician time to see more new patients and streamline clinic workflow.
    Guest:
    Archana Ajmera, MSN, ANP-BC, AOCNP
    Advance Practice Provider Supervisor
    University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center
    Resources:
    A Virtual Summit to Define the Role of Oncology Advanced Practitioners in Equitable Cancer Care Delivery: Executive Summary [MINI-PODCAST] Ep 63: Advanced Practitioners’ Role in Research [MINI-PODCAST] Ep 65: Integrating Advanced Practitioners into Research An APP-Physician Model Improves Risk Stratification and Palliative Care Expediting Cancer Treatment Through a Rapid Access APP-Led Diagnostic Clinic Filling the Gap: APP Utilization to Meet Care Needs in Oncology

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 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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