On Thursday, March 14, NCCS hosted a Town Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina, for discussion about strategies to improve the quality of care for cancer survivors. Local health care leaders and cancer survivors joined NCCS for a stimulating discussion of the experiences of cancer survivors and public policy solutions to improve the cancer care and survivorship experience.
The panel discussion was moderated by Mike Collins, the Charlotte Talks Host on WFAE, and Moira Quinn, Charlotte City Center Partners. Panelists were Dr. Derek Raghavan, Levine Cancer Institute; Dr. Richard Payne, Professor of Medicine and Divinity at Duke University; Dr. David Eagle, Lake Norman Oncology; Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, Carolinas Medical Center; Marcia Lampert, Presbyterian Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center; and Ellen Stovall, senior health policy advisor to NCCS.
The panelists and audience discussed obstacles to quality insurance coverage, the cost of cancer care, drug shortages, and access to high-quality cancer care, including appropriate drug therapies.
The Town Hall meeting was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Eisai.
We are tremendously grateful for the survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals who attended the Town Hall and made it a special evening for the community.
For more information, call 877.NCCS.YES or contact us by email.