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Cancer Prevention and Treatment in Rural Areas – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

May 22, 2023 - The Appalachian Community Cancer Alliance has launched a lung cancer screening initiative to improve cancer care in rural Appalachia. Through partnerships with local advocates in communities at risk, the initiative will focus on developing and implementing new patient-centric approaches to promote the importance of and raise awareness about lung cancer screening in rural Appalachia.
Source: The ASCO Post
May 2, 2023 - Describes a study examining financial burdens on rural women cancer survivors, particularly as it relates to insurance type. Patients with public insurance like Medicaid are more likely to feel the burden of basic household needs costs due to reduced ability to work. This is especially problematic for rural residents who are already more likely to have lower incomes and be enrolled in Medicaid.
Source: UAMS News
Apr 10, 2023 - Dr. Vida Passero is spearheading ground-breaking National TeleOncology services such as National Virtual Tumor Boards, and is helping veterans at smaller or rural facilities receive the same standard of care as patients of larger VA medical centers. According to a report by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 66 percent of rural counties have no oncologist.
Source: VA News

Last Updated: 5/23/2023