Association of Community Cancer Centers Finds Transportation is a Barrier

  • Date: 06/18/2020

ACCC conducted a comprehensive, double-blind survey with respondents from 160 unique cancer programs across the U.S. to inform the work of the initiative. Central to the findings is the determination that the oncology care community must elevate a multidisciplinary team approach if patients are to benefit from ground-breaking advancements in research and treatment. The recommendations are outlined in two newly-released abstracts released at the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program: Improving Care for Patients with Stage III/IV NSCLC: Learnings for Multidisciplinary Teams from the ACCC National Quality Survey, and Defining High-Quality Care for Patients with NSCLC. 

The survey identified the most challenging barriers to lung cancer care, including lack of community awareness of screening programs, patient transportation, limited access to diagnostic procedures, poor handling of biopsy tissue, patient adherence to appointment schedules, and lack of communication among the multidisciplinary team.

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