The multidisciplinary staff at the Center assesses the many health challenges confronting senior adults and recommends a personalized cancer treatment plan for each patient. Jefferson staff members Pat Dugan, Vicki Squire and Barb Daulerio were interviewed for the article.
The nursing magazine, ADVANCE for Nurses, put the spotlight recently on the Senior Adult Oncology Center at Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center, and its unique approach to senior cancer care. The multidisciplinary staff assesses the many health challenges confronting senior adults and recommends a personalized cancer treatment plan for each patient.
Cancer care coordinator for the Jefferson Senior Adult Oncology Center, Barbara Daulerio, BSN, RN, explains in an Advance for Nurses story, “This clinic examines what cancer treatment means to a specific person. Age alone does not determine functional capacity; our comprehensive geriatric assessment is able to give us a much clearer idea of what sort of cancer treatments a patient can or cannot tolerate.”
Learn more by reading “Tailored Treatment: Senior Cancer Care Personalizes Healing at the Kimmel Cancer Center.”
Also, see the photo gallery of the center and our staff — “Senior Oncology Care: A Personalized Approach to Special Patient Population” — featured on the magazine’s website.
ADVANCE for Nurses provides concise, practical information on clinical, management, professional and career development issues for nurses practicing in all areas of the profession. The magazine is in print serving five regions that cover all 50 states, and online with regional websites serving nurses across the country.