Navigating the Geriatric Cancer Patient

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

April 20, 2016 at 10:31 AM

It is well known that cancer disproportionately affects people over 65. In fact, the median age for diagnosis of U.S patients is over 70s. Therefore, navigators and the Care Team must have a working knowledge of frailty, multimorbidity, and geriatric syndromes, as well as self-awareness of how they are interacting with this unique pool of patients. According to this report from ONA, oncology navigators need "geriatric competence to provide optimal cancer care for patients over 65.”

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Topics: Cancer Management, Navigation & Care Coordination, Geriatrics

Care Coordination for Bariatrics: On the Agenda of the Second Annual National Obesity Summit

Posted by Cam McClellan Teems

January 27, 2016 at 6:30 AM

In October of 2015, representatives from 35 major health and medical organizations including the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Heart Association (AHA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened for a second annual summit in Chicago to identify opportunities for collaboration in treating obesity. “The National Obesity Summit on the Provision of Care for the Obese Patient” was hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).  

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Topics: Navigation & Care Coordination, Bariatric, pediatric oncology, ASMBS, Geriatrics, behavioral health

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