"Addressing Cancer Care Disparities Via Virtual Tumor Boards"Laurence J. Heifetz, MD, FACPGene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Truckee, CA
“Managing Lung Cancer Disparities”
19th Annual International Lung Cancer Conference
Huntington Beach, CA
July 28, 2018
Approximately 20% of Americans live in rural areas, which means they have less access to state-of-the-art medical care, specifically cancer care, says Heifetz. This means these patients will also get a delay in optimal care.
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Bonnie J. Addario, Founder and Chair of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, David R. Gandara, MD, Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at UC Davis, and Laurence J. Heifetz, MD, Founder of the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, discuss the importance of the Virtual Tumor Board Project, which brings cutting-edge technology and care to patients in small communities.