Tap into best practices for program planning
Start off on the right foot by reading Chapter 2 of our study, Next-Generation Tumor Site Strategy, to learn how to conduct a Tiered Program Resource Assessment and key elements of tumor site program organizational structure.
Review the Oncology Roundtable’s Tumor Site Program Resource Grids, which expand upon the Tiered Program Resource Assessment and outline elements of basic, intermediate, and advanced tumor site programs for breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, gynecologic, head and neck, neurologic, and skin cancers.
Incorporate patient preferences
Use the interactive Cancer Patient Survey Results Portal to understand which services matter most to patients by tumor site.
Develop the right support services
Ideally, patients of all tumor types have access to a comprehensive set of support services. When it comes to tumor site program planning and development, three are especially critical:
1. Patient navigation program: Make the most out of your navigation program by following these six steps to define your navigator role, coordinate episodes of care, and empower patients throughout their treatment journey.
2. Multidisciplinary care: Use multidisciplinary care to empower patients and engage them in their treatment decisions.
3. Survivorship: Resources to help focus your survivorship care offerings, develop a sustainable program that meets patients’ needs, and differentiate your cancer program in the eyes of referring physicians.