In Scientific American’s article, oncology leaders with top cancer research centers discuss the rapid evolution of cancer innovations and the strain it can put on community oncologists. A decade ago, 10 cancer treatments were discovered a year. Today, a new discovery occurs weekly. Community oncologists provide 80% of cancer care in the United States, possibly seeing 30 different patients with 30 different diagnoses a day. In this position, incorporating the ongoing influx of knowledge is impossible without support.
By forming collaborations with Comprehensive Cancer Centers, oncologists at smaller practices can stay up to date on emerging treatments while overcoming logistical challenges of optimal care delivery.