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Hidden Disparities: How Language Influences Patients’ Access to Cancer Care

Debbie W. Chen, Mousumi Banerjee, Xin He, Lesley Miranda, Maya Watanabe, Christine M. Veenstra, and Megan R. Haymart

contacting the hospital general information line is that it serves as the initial entry point for many individuals seeking to obtain information about hospital clinics and services and is thus a highly relevant site to evaluate cancer care access for patients

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NCCN: 20 Years of Improving Patients' Lives

Robert W. Carlson

community, and patient advocacy groups; its partnership with the international community; and its contribution from “highly dedicated and skilled” staff. “All these organizations and people have come together to assure we have evidence-based cancer care

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NCCN News

and payment for medical interventions, and provide an opportunity to address how patients define value in cancer care. Access to appropriate cancer care is of vital importance to all people with cancer and their families. The inability to obtain the

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Patient, Caregiver, and Oncologist Experiences With and Perceptions of Racial Bias and Discrimination in Cancer Care Delivery

Alyssa A. Schatz, Keysha Brooks-Coley, Elizabeth Harrington, Mary Stober Murray, and Robert W. Carlson

. Methods Despite a substantial body of research demonstrating the existence of disparities in cancer care access, quality, and outcomes, there is a need for additional research to understand the individual patient and caregiver experience of bias and

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Ensuring Patient Safety and Access in Cancer Care

Katy Winckworth-Prejsnar, Elizabeth A. Nardi, James McCanney, F. Marc Stewart, Terry Langbaum, Bruce J. Gould, C. Lyn Fitzgerald, and Robert W. Carlson

misuse, therefore saving patients money. 7 Ensuring Access to High-Quality Cancer Care Access to appropriate and safe cancer care is of vital importance to all patients with cancer and their families. Proposed efforts to replace the ACA could

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Advancing More Equitable Care Through the Development of a Health Equity Report Card

Alyssa A. Schatz, Shonta Chambers, Gretchen C. Wartman, Lisa A. Lacasse, Crystal S. Denlinger, Kristen M. Hobbs, Lindsey Bandini, Robert W. Carlson, and Robert A. Winn

met; Needs Improvement: 0%–49% of metrics met. Discussion NCCN, ACS CAN, and NMQF recognized the need for actionable clinical practice level solutions to address disparities in cancer care access, quality, and outcomes across race and

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Reaching Populations to Address Disparities in Cancer Care Delivery: Results From a Six-Site Initiative

Noël Arring, Christopher R. Friese, Bidisha Ghosh, Marita Titler, Heidi Hamann, Sanja Percac-Lima, Adrian Sandra Dobs, Michelle J. Naughton, Pooja Mishra, Melissa A. Simon, Bingxin Chen, Electra D. Paskett, Robert J. Ploutz-Snyder, Martha Quinn, and Debra L. Barton

, community partnerships, and steering committees (Grady, JH, MGH, NU, AZ). Two Alliance sites (NU, AZ) developed or built on strong relationships with Federally Qualified Health Centers to improve cancer care access and communication throughout the cancer

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Value, Access, and Cost of Cancer Care Delivery at Academic Cancer Centers

Elizabeth A. Nardi, Julie A. Wolfson, Steven T. Rosen, Robert B. Diasio, Stanton L. Gerson, Barbara A. Parker, Joseph C. Alvarnas, Harlan A. Levine, Yuman Fong, Dennis D. Weisenburger, C. Lyn Fitzgerald, Maggie Egan, Sharon Stranford, Robert W. Carlson, and Edward J. Benz Jr

that selection of such an insurance plan can help ease the financial burden. Both survivors provided examples of how individualized perspective on access, value, and cost can be for patients with cancer. Challenges to Access to Cancer Care