According to Dr. Bosserman, a high-quality breast cancer program takes into consideration all of a patient’s needs from day 1 through to survivorship. Factors such as early diagnosis and treatment, navigation, care coordination, and survivorship plans must all be part [ Read More ]
Dr. Bosserman explains that more and more private practices are being absorbed into hospitals, academic medical centers, and health systems. This could pave the way for more integrated care for oncology patients and provide them with a clear way to [ Read More ]
Dr. Bosserman says that there is one theme that should underlie a physician’s efforts, and that is to do all that is necessary to improve patients’ health and relieve their suffering.
Lillie suggests that asking questions the correct way is important to finding out the barriers faced by cancer patients in her downtown Baltimore community. Issues such as transportation, ability to pay for medications, ethnic and racial differences, and myths about [ Read More ]
Lillie explains the difficulties facing doctors and nurses in an underprivileged area. Patients may not consider their cancer care a priority, they may not be able to afford care, and they may need special support services. Physicians and nurses need [ Read More ]
Lillie describes the pressing issues facing cancer patients in her East Baltimore community near Johns Hopkins. Some of the barriers she mentions are fear of coming to the hospital, cost of care, and other difficult life/family issues that take precedence.
Within her practice, Dr. Bosserman actively promotes clinical trials and encourages patients to do their own research. Unfortunately, ClinicalTrials.gov, which is the core for trials, does not work well. It is difficult to search, and the information is not always [ Read More ]
Clinical trials are crucial to improving outcomes and discovering cures for patients with cancer, says Dr. Bosserman. Efforts need to be made to revamp the delivery system and re-engineer the clinical trial system so that researchers have access to the [ Read More ]