"I take the fight against cancer personally. I lost my father to esophageal cancer. I understand the disruption cancer causes in a family. Attempting to understand the disease, treatment options, and make life changing decisions can seem overwhelming.
I strive to help each patient and family gain knowledge of their disease and treatment options so they are well prepared to make the best decisions possible. I have focused my time and efforts to develop an expertise in Urological Cancers.
I remain active in patient care, research, and national committees for these tumors to ensure that I provide superior patient advice."
Urological Cancers (Prostate, Kidney, Bladder Cancer and Testicular Cancers)
World-class prostate cancer background from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Expert panel member for the development of National Prostate Cancer Treatment Guidelines
A selected CALGB member designing new research studies for Prostate & Urologic Cancers across the nation
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Dr. Sandra Swain President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). To discuss the future of cancer care in the US and hurdles to overcome.
ASCO is the main society or cancer physicians and researchers around the world. They have over 30,000 members.
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3 VITAL FACTS:
1) Not all Oncologists have equal training, focus, & experience.
Over 80% of U.S. cancer physicians treat ALL types of cancer. Given the nearly 2,000 breast cancer research studies, 1,000 prostate cancer studies, and over 1,100 vaccine studies for cancer, just to name a few, it is NOT possible for the average oncologist to stay aware of all the new treatment options and recommendations available for every cancer.
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Most oncologists have 10-20 minutes to spend with a patient before they have to move on to the next appointment. This is not enough time to assure that you understand your cancer. Also this does not allow the oncologist enough time to spend reviewing recent treatment advances and research for every patient.
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