The goal of this presentation is to review symptom management and palliative care services as well as introduce various strategies for providing this care. Community partners and experts will present examples of incorporating palliative care services into community cancer centers.
Genetic Counseling in Community Cancer Care-How to Identify and Implement Genetic Counseling Services
This presentation will review the landscape of genetic counseling in Iowa. Presenters will describe models that community cancer care centers and providers may use for genetic counseling and examples of how to implement the models successfully.
This presentation will discuss the rational for lung cancer screening as well as the potential benefits and harms. Shared decision making will be described and tools provided. In addition, tools to create a lung cancer screening program or to enhance an existing program will be provided. Resources to support education and peer learning for essential personnel in the screening process will be examined.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, cancer screening rates declined leading to delayed diagnosis and treatment of the disease. This presentation will describe the impact of COVID-19 on screening and mortality rates. Return to screening resources will be shared and strategies to increase screening uptake in local communities will be discussed.
Along with providing best-practice guidance and tips, attendees will be exposed to examples of successful rural cancer grants. This session will conclude by strengthening formal relationships between attendees and the Rural Cancer Collaboratory, to facilitate ongoing grant writing capacity for rural hospitals.
Dr. Mary Charlton and Dr. Anjali Deshpande, Building an Iowa Rural Cancer (Research) Network and a Supporting UI Collaboratory