Drs. Geoffrey Oxnard and Lauren Ritterhouse discuss the challenges in biomarker testing—tissue stewardship and complexity of biomarker tests and results—and ways to overcome these challenges—improved communication among all members of the cancer care team and simplification of biomarker test results to focus on actionable biomarkers.
As our cancer program evolves with multidisciplinary care, leadership approved adding 2 specialty multidisciplinary clinics (MDCs), hepatobiliary (GI) and skin and soft tissue (SST) to existing breast, thoracic, and prostate MDCs.
The role of the registered nurse patient navigator at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is to educate and support people diagnosed with cancer through the continuum of care. The care provided by the navigator begins at diagnosis and continues through to survivorship.