When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, hospitals were stretched thin. So, the government encouraged hospitals to delay non-essential, elective surgeries. That meant that at the peak of the pandemic, thousands of cancer surgeries were delayed and many screening facilities closed temporarily. Julie Gralow, the chief medical officer of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, talks with Anastassia Gliadkovskaya about how the healthcare system can support communities in times of crisis.
Also this week, reporter Robert King and Editor-in-Chief Ayla Ellison talk about the Fierce 15 honorees, and how they are trying to change the world by changing the healthcare industry.
To learn more about topics in this episode:
- Industry Voices—Addressing breakdowns in the cancer care journey
- People with disabilities much more likely to delay care during COVID-19, study finds
- Transcarent unveils latest bet with new cancer care program
- Doctors report patients' health declining due to delayed or inaccessible care during COVID-19 pandemic
- Fierce Healthcare's Fierce 15 of 2023
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