Thursday, March 17, 2016

ASCO's The State of Cancer Care in America (2016) and Clinical Cancer Advances

I have been busy spending time with family the past few weeks. The blog posts should be more regular going forward. Thanks for understanding. 

ASCO ( American Society of Clinical Oncology) produces a number of important reports each year of interest to survivors, advocates and caregivers.

The State of Cancer Care in America 2016  reports on the trends in oncology care in the US. The report found that there is a  shortage of oncologists in rural areas, there remains inconsistent insurance coverage for cancer patients and the cost of cancer care continues to rise.
Below is an infographic which summarizes the information and recommendations made in the report. You may read the full report here.

The second report of importance to survivors is Clinical Cancer Advances 2016. For the past 10 years, ASCO has been producing this annual report. Earlier this year ASCO asked advocates and survivors to share how advances in research impacted their lives. You may read the report here.  I was honored to have my story chosen to appear in this year's report . You may find it on Page 41 ( 43 in a pdf reader).

Every Day is a Blessing!

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