Two Thirds of Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients Unable to Obtain Oncology Appointments, Penn Doctors Report at ASCO


June 2, 2011

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June 2, 2011
(Findings will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Meeting at 8 am CST on June 4, 2011)

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ASCO Abstract #6128: Appointment access for new cancer patients

Two Thirds of Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients Unable to Obtain Oncology Appointments, Penn Doctors Report at ASCO
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Research about barriers to cancer care conducted by Keerthi Gogineni, MD, an instructor in the division of Hematology-Oncology, and Katrina Armstrong, MD, MSCE, chief of the division of General Internal Medicine and associate director of Outcomes and Delivery in the Abramson Cancer Center was highlighted at this year American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting. The findings, which showed that newly diagnosed cancer patients often struggle to obtain an initial evaluation with an oncologists, will be presented by Gogineni this weekend at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting... Read More

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