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Deborah J. MacDonald, Kathleen R. Blazer, and Jeffrey N. Weitzel

health centers have traditionally led the diffusion of new technologies into community practice, commercial availability and marketing of genetic testing have accelerated the uptake of testing in the community setting, where clinicians are often

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Michael A. Kolodziej

tangible way to improve the care of patients. As a community oncologist, it has been my pleasure to be on the frontlines, as a witness to and participant in this reformation. However, we do have our challenges. Community oncologists are being assaulted on

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John H. Ward

from panels composed of oncology professionals from NCCN member institutions. Over time, these guidelines have become more and more accepted by the oncology community in the United States. They are also extensively used internationally. As reported by

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Allison Lipitz-Snyderman, Jessica Kennington, Brooke Hogan, Deborah Korenstein, Leonard Kalman, Suresh Nair, Peter Yu, Paul Sabbatini, and David Pfister

evident than in oncology, where community health systems have begun to partner with academic medical centers, which are attempting to extend their reach into the community setting, where 85% of cancer care is delivered. 6 , 7 Several NCI

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Supriya G. Mohile, Allison Magnuson, Chintan Pandya, Carla Velarde, Paul Duberstein, Arti Hurria, Kah Poh Loh, Megan Wells, Sandy Plumb, Nikesha Gilmore, Marie Flannery, Marsha Wittink, Ronald Epstein, Charles E. Heckler, Michelle Janelsins, Karen Mustian, Judith O. Hopkins, Jane Liu, Srihari Peri, and William Dale

their primary care providers (PCPs), 12 community oncology practices should be equipped to recognize common age-related concerns. Despite the rapidly increasing population of older patients with cancer, most oncologists have received little geriatrics

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Daniel P. Mirda

Tempero: How in the world can a community oncologist keep up to date with new treatment options for patients with cancer? Mirda: There are many challenges to treating patients with the latest and best therapies tailored to their particular

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Christie Hancock and Jacob Bitran

at our community hospital. Methods: Patients in our oncology clinic that underwent NGS testing of their tumor were reviewed. Specifically, the patient’s age, gender, diagnosis, date of diagnosis, previous lines of treatment, date of NGS testing, and

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Efrat Dotan, Elizabeth Handorf, Caitlin R. Meeker, Bianca Lewis, Kelly Filchner, Jennifer S. Winn, and Lori J. Goldstein

Introduction: Geriatric assessment (GA) is recommended for evaluating an older cancer patient’s fitness for treatment; however, it is underutilized in the community. We sought to define the gaps that exist in community oncology practices in the

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Nicole A. Arrato, Stephen B. Lo, Clarence A. Coker, Jonathan J. Covarrubias, Tessa R. Blevins, Sarah A. Reisinger, Carolyn J. Presley, Peter G. Shields, and Barbara L. Andersen

were compared with a time-equivalent normative sample, namely, similar individuals from the community also coping with COVID-19 but cancer-free. Having health risk from multiple sources, would patients with NSCLC show greater negative affect, such as

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Craig Sauter, W. Jeffrey Baker, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Silvia Willumsen, Barbara Morcerf, Kristi Gafford, Jessica Kennington, Richard Korman, Peter Yu, David Pfister, and Sergio Giralt

Background: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) created the MSK Cancer Alliance in 2014, a dynamic and bidirectional collaboration with high-quality community providers to enhance access to state-of-the-art cancer care close to home