The Group Room at the 2012 Community Oncology Alliance Annual Meeting
We produced our first 14 interviews for The Group Room really focusing on the issues facing community oncology clinics across the country. We spoke with Ted Okon on how the community oncology alliance is working to make a difference, Rose Gerber on the work of the COA Patient Advocacy Network, Bobbi Buell on what you should know about your health insurance policy and the realities of the community oncology practice, Dr. Bruce Gould (Northwest Oncology Cancer Centers) on the oncology medical home and Dr. Lee Schwartzberg (The West Clinic) on targeted therapies and clinical trials in the community setting and we spoke with just about everyone on the important topic of the drug shortages facing cancer clinics across this country.
For a complete list of all the interviews conducted, check out our full video listing below.
This video highlights the cancer drug shortages currently happening in the United States of America. It is unconscionable. What is the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) doing to help?
Ted Okon, Executive Director of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), talks about the challenges facing community oncology, where 4 out of 5 cancer patients are current treated and what COA is doing to advocate on their behalf.
Rose Gerber, Director of Patient Advocacy for the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN), talks about the mission of CPAN, how much it has evolved and what her vision is for the future of patient advocacy in the community oncology setting.
Bobbi Buell gives some eye-opening information that patients need to understand about what to look for in your health insurance policy – if you have cancer and if you are healthy. In this ever-changing health climate, we all need to be very aware of what our coverage looks like and what we need to prepare for going forward. Her second video talks about the realities of community oncology practice management.
Dr. David Eagle gives an overview of the initiatives of COA for 2012 and beyond as well as why it is an important organization for community oncologists.
Dr. Rick Frame (Utah Cancer Specialists) talks about the mission of the COA Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) and how patients and doctors can get involved in helping to keep high quality cancer care in the community setting where it belongs.
Dr. Bruce Gould (Northwest Georgia Cancer Centers) introduces us to the concept of the Oncology Medical Home and what it means for the future of community oncology.
Dr. Robert Hermann (Northwest Georgia Cancer Centers) talks about the advancements in clinical trials in the community setting.
Susanne Johnson-Burns, Georgia State Chair of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN), talks about the mission of the COA Patient Advocacy Network and how she is working to build chapters and create a patient advocacy movement in the community setting.
Mary Kruczynski, Director of Policy at the Community Oncology Alliance talks about the three main issues COA is fighting on capitol hill – oral drug parity, drug shortages and physician reimbursements – and of course, their overarching mission to keep community oncology practices open and viable in this ever changing health care market.
Carol Murtaugh, RN, OCN gives us a look into the reality of running a community oncology practice in today’s health care environment, and the issues patients and caregivers should be aware of as they embark on their cancer care journey.
Scott Parker, Executive Director at Northwest Georgia Cancer Centers, talks about the mission of the COA Patient Advocacy Network (CPAN) and how patients in his cancer clinics are getting more involved.
Dr. Lee Schwartzberg, Medical Director of The West Clinic in Memphis, discusses the revolution of personalized medicine and targeted therapies in cancer care, clinical trials in the community oncology setting and how important it is to treat the whole patient.
The Group Room interviews at the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) 2012 annual meeting in Las Vegas was made possible by the generous support of our members.