In an interview with Chief Healthcare Executive®, City of Hope’s President of Health Innovation and Policy and Chair of the Board, AccessHope, discusses solutions to cancer care health disparities, addressing underserved communities, changing health policy and improving access to quality cancer care.
“The most important thing for people to understand, the takeaway, is that cancer care is different,” Levine says. “And the system keeps wanting to treat it with the same tools that we use for other chronic diseases like diabetes, or back pain. And what separates cancer from the other fields is that it's just changing so quickly.”
Too many patients in underserved communities don’t live near a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, Levine says. AccessHope facilitates people to obtain better care while still seeing their own doctors.
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