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Manal AL Al Humaid, Mohammed Amin, Ahmed Al Qudaimat, Lolwah Alriyees, Carmen Vasilescu, and Hussam Shehata

assessment tool. Result : Embarrassment, anxiety, altered body image, shock, and stigma were the most identified issues in men with breast cancer. Conclusions : This study recommends increase public community awareness about male breast cancer diagnosis

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reform and cancer care delivery has focused on the impact on community oncology practice, with much less attention being paid to how academic cancer centers are being affected,” said Robert W. Carlson, MD, Chief Executive Officer, NCCN. “With evidence

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NCCN Qualifies First Community Sites for Affiliate Research Project The NCCN Affiliate Research Project (ARP), developed by the NCCN Oncology Research Program (ORP), has qualified its first 7 affiliate sites from the Fox Chase Cancer Center

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action…This is particularly important in communities of color,” she said. She has learned that for previously uninsured consumers to enroll in the ACA, the availability of in-person application assistance is critical. In communities of color, individuals

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Ruth McCorkle, Rebecca Kirch, Kim Thiboldeaux, Julie Taylor, and Mark Gorman

In 2008, the Cancer Support Community and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society joined forces to bring together key professional and advocacy stakeholders from the cancer and mental health communities to form the Alliance for Quality

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James McCanney, Terrell Johnson, Lindsey A.M. Bandini, Shonta Chambers, Lynette Bonar, and Robert W. Carlson

Cancer Equity From Patient Advocates Financial toxicity, lack of information dissemination, and historical instances of medical mistrust threaten underserved communities’ ability and willingness to participate in cancer prevention, routine cancer

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Rodger J. Winn

enrollment . J Clin Oncol 2001 ; 19 : 1728 – 1733 . 12 Winn RJ . Obstacles to the accrual of patients to clinical trials in the community setting . Semin Oncol 1994 ; 21 ( Suppl 7 ): 112 – 117 . 13 Comis RLl Miller JD Aldige CR

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David C. Hohn

advocate of health services research, was deeply concerned about discordant patterns of cancer care in both academic and community cancer centers in the face of compelling evidence from clinical trials. Dr. Winn felt strongly that the best strategy for

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Elizabeth Danielson and Patricia J. Goldsmith

health plans and health insurance companies should be looking for value for their premium dollars, not only lower costs. Most cancer care can be obtained in the community, but an estimated 10% to 15% of cancer patients should have the option of treatment

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Carmen P. Escalante, Ellen Manzullo, and Rosalie Valdres

: results from a prospective community oncology study . J Clin Oncol 1998 ; 16 : 3412 – 3425 . 5 Glaus A Crow R Hammond S . A qualitative study to explore the concept of fatigue/tiredness in cancer patients and in healthy individuals