Challenges of Regional Team-based Cancer Research: Does Low Power Always Mean Low Quality?

Thursday, October 10, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Summary

In this cyber discussion, Dr. Noyes describes the negative effects of living in a rural area, with limited availability of cancer specialists, on a patient’s odds of timely diagnosis, adequate treatment and positive outcomes. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) recent workforce analysis, only 3% of medical oncologists practice in rural areas, whereas 20% of the US population resides in rural areas, and over 70% of counties in the US do not have medical oncologists. Dr. Noyes discusses the need for innovative approaches to compensate for low provider density and patient access challenges, especially in cancer care, where a multidisciplinary team approach is required to achieve best outcomes.

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Ekaterina (Katia) NoyesExternal Web Site Policy
Director, Division of Health Services Policy and Practice
Director, MPH Concentration in Health Services Administration
Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health
School of Public Health and Health Professions
University of Buffalo

The 2019 Healthcare Teams (HCT) Cyber Discussion Series explores challenges and opportunities to optimize care among teams involved in comprehensive cancer care.

Last Updated: 18 Oct, 2019