Entries by Caroline Hewitt

The Importance of a Patient-Centric Approach

At American Oncology Network (AON), we encourage our practices to adopt a patient-centric approach and deliver exceptional care with compassion and kindness. It’s a method of care delivery that supports the value-based care model, which has revolutionized healthcare by rewarding providers based on their delivery of the highest quality patient care.

Racial Disparities in Cancer Care and Research: The Causes and Possible Solutions

Racial disparities exist in cancer care and research. Black people have higher death rates than members of all other ethnic groups for most types of cancer and black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women despite a similar rate of diagnosis. While there has been progress toward erasing these inequities in treatment and care, a great deal more work remains to be done.

Cervical Cancer: How it can be Prevented and Treated

January was Cervical Cancer Awareness Month — and awareness has played a big role in its shift from the leading cause of death among women in the United States to the most preventable of female cancers. This is due largely to the emphasis placed on annual screenings and the emergence of vaccines for the human papilloma virus (HPV), the primary cause of cervical cancer.

Advancements in Lung Cancer Treatment

Though lung cancer may not be the most common type worldwide, it nonetheless kills more men and women in the United States each year than any other type of cancer. The number of people dying from non-small cell lung cancer has declined, this is a result of both the decline in tobacco use and advancements in treatment.