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Targeting Barriers of Systems of Care in a Growing Multi-disciplinary Field. [Review]

by Agunbiade, Tolulope A; Ottaviano, Yvonne; Goswami, Debolina; Ruiz, George; Barac, Ana.
Citation: Current Oncology Reports. 21(4):36, 2019 Mar 11..Journal: Current oncology reports.Published: ; 2019ISSN: 1523-3790.Full author list: Agunbiade TA; Ottaviano Y; Goswami D; Ruiz G; Barac A.UI/PMID: 30859328.Subject(s): IN PROCESS -- NOT YET INDEXEDInstitution(s): MedStar Union Memorial Hospital | MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center | MedStar Washington Hospital Center | MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteDepartment(s): Cardio-Oncology | Hematology/OncologyActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal Article | ReviewDigital Object Identifier: (Click here) Abbreviated citation: Curr Oncol Rep. 21(4):36, 2019 Mar 11.Abstract: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardio-oncology is a growing multi-disciplinary field that focuses on treating and preventing cardiovascular complications in cancer survivors and patients. This review summarizes the current clinical needs and system-based approaches to target barriers of care.Abstract: RECENT FINDINGS: The field of cardio-oncology has experienced significant growth in recent years, and an increasing number of programs have been developed across the nation to provide improved and multi-disciplinary care to this patient population. Despite this burgeoning growth, practitioners in the field continue to face important challenges which include lack of administrative and departmental support, funding limitations, and gaps in the areas of mentoring, education, and research. Despite continued growth, cardio-oncology providers continue to face a multitude of challenges. Early inclusion of multi-disciplinary stakeholders, oncologists, cardiovascular team members, and administrative leadership provides an opportunity to collaborate and achieve unique patient care and health system benefits, such as prevention of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, and facilitates the delivery of optimal oncologic treatment.

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