Virtually There: Developing a Virtual Cancer Program

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Oncology Issues

Cancer is a complex disease, and its treatment often requires a host of specialized care providers. In recent years, due to advancements in technology and clinical care, the breadth of services and treatment options available to patients has proliferated. While the expansion in clinical care options is tremendously valuable to patients, it has also created a number of challenges, not the least of which is coordinating clinical care among interdisciplinary care providers. Today, many healthcare organizations recognize the need for a well-developed and well-organized cancer program. Also, numerous entities have undertaken, or are undertaking, efforts to develop and expand their cancer programs. This article explores specific strategies that organizations with financial and/or geographic challenges may adopt to enhance their cancer services program. In short, the answer may be a virtual cancer program.

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