Patient Centered Care

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Read August 27, 2020

Exam Room Conversations – Finding Your Voice

My uncle, a former Massachusetts physical education teacher and football coach, had a tough exterior and an authoritative air – personality features that served him...
Read July 8, 2020

A Step Toward Increasing Patients’ Voices in Clinical Trials

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) welcomes the FDA’s new pilot program, Project Patient Voice, as a thoughtful first step toward the development of a comprehensive and consistent method of sharing patient experience data (PED) collected in clinical trials with patients and providers to help inform treatment decisions.
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Read March 26, 2019

Introducing VOICE™: A New Tool to Capture the Patient Perspective

On March 22nd, 2019 the Research and Training Institute (RTI) presented findings from two studies at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. Below is a post from the research team about the significance of their findings from one study for people diagnosed with cancer, their families, and cancer care providers.
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Read September 28, 2018

Amplifying the Patient Voice in Cancer Care

In cancer care, goals should be informed by what the patient considers to be most important. This is why our team at the Research and Training Institute is developing a new tool that can be used to measure what really matters to patients- Valued Outcomes in the Cancer Experience (VOICE™).
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Listen January 21, 2014

Patient Navigation in the Cancer Experience

What is patient navigation? Cancer Support Community guest host Linda House discusses this topic with Lillie Shockney, a registered nurse and an expert on patient...