Case Study

Reflecting the increasing complexity of hospital/private prac­tice relationships, this case study is based on true events, modified to protect the innocent. Does your practice find itself in a similar situation as our main characters? Read More ›

The purpose of this article is to outline the benefits that pharmacists can play in cancer care. Each discipline within the interdisciplinary cancer team has people trained in a specific area of expertise. With the amount of information, the number of drugs, and the many changes taking place in oncology these days, the pharmacist is the expert best trained in the medications themselves. Read More ›

As developments in cancer treatment shift toward oral agents, new processes, procedures, and strategies must be developed to help healthcare providers maintain the same level of interaction with patients. Read More ›

From informal discussions in 2004 to a ribbon cutting in 2008, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and New Ham pshire Oncology-Hematology (NHOH) embarked on an odyssey to provide world-class cancer care in Londonderry, New Hampshire (Sidebar), according to Denis B. Hammond, MD, chief medical oncologist at NHOH, who detailed “why and how” a multisite, single-specialty adult hematology and oncology independent practice affiliated with an academic cancer center at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Read More ›

Cancer Care Northwest (CCNW) is an approximately 20-physician multispecialty oncology group in Spokane, Washington, that has undergone several consolidations over the past 15 years. In this article I would like to outline these efforts, hoping to share the experiences and assist others who may be facing such events. Read More ›

In October 2010, Gainesville Hem atology Oncology Associates (GHOA) joined Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCSRI), a larger, privately owned hematology/on cology regional practice. The merger established FCSRI’s presence in the Gainesville area, and offered expanded benefits to the GHOA physicians already at that location. This article describes the processes involved in creating this mutually beneficial opportunity for both practices and the patients they serve. Read More ›

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