Neha Vapiwala, MD
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: November 1, 2001
In the realm of clinical cancer management, there are numerous professionals who serve as patient caregivers and function as members of a diverse, multidisciplinary team. They collaborate on a regular basis to provide the best care for cancer patients at every stage of their disease course, from diagnosis and treatment to nutrition and symptom management. Below is just a brief look at some of these key players of a comprehensive cancer care team. One must not forget, however, the undeniably crucial role of the patients' families, as they are often the truly "primary" caregivers. The needs they provide are an integral supplement to the care given by health care professionals.
Radiologist, diagnostic and interventional
Jul 16, 2010 - A centralized telephone-based care management approach combined with automated symptom monitoring can improve pain and depression in patients with cancer, according to a study published in the July 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.