Wednesday May 24th 2017

Teaming up for better treatment

In 2003, Marlene Nusbaum learned firsthand how differently the world can appear to someone undergoing cancer treatment. Diagnosed with stage II breast cancer, the 54-year-old business executive–turned–French teacher dutifully reported to the 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, near her home in Newton, Mass. “I had the best care and the best providers in the world,” she recalls, but the mundane aspects of her experience left something to be desired.

 

This feature about how cancer patients can influence care at major centers ran in the fall 2012 issue of Cancer Today. Read it here.

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