Community Extended Case Conference to Improve Lymphoma Care
This project has the overall goal of improving the care of patients with lymphoma treated by community oncologists (CO) by implementing an educational program embedded in a community extended multidisciplinary case conferences or tumor board meetings (EXTEND Program).
The improvement in care of patients treated by CO will be manifested by an increase in adherence to evidence-based guidelines or expert panel recommended treatments. The expectation is that the increase in adherence by CO will lead to comparable clinical outcomes of their patients to those treated by university-based oncologists (UO). The proposed educational program will empower CO with knowledge, skills, as well as confidence, to clinically handle patients with lymphoma, to monitor and prevent treatment toxicities, and to enhance their abilities in deciding what treatment options to consider for treatment failure or when patients are best referred for further advanced treatments (example: hematopoietic cell transplantation or clinical trials).
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