Mr. Loscalzo and Ms. Clark have disclosed that they have a financial interest in the sale of this licensed technology via City of Hope. Mr. Dillehunt, Mr. Rinehart, Mr. Strowbridge, and Mr. Smith have disclosed that they have no financial interests, arrangements, or affiliations with the manufacturers of any products discussed in this article or their competitors.
SupportScreen is funded by the City of Hope with special thanks to Alexandra Levine, MD; Sheri and Les Biller; Warren Chandler; and Jay Thomas, MD, PhD, and to all of our colleagues who gave so tirelessly to create the best screening program in the world. Finally, thanks to Drs. Jimmie Holland, James Zabora, and Barry Bultz for their visionary leadership in promoting distress screening as a standard of care for all patients with cancer.
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