July 19, 2011

Keeping Up With Cancer: Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program Working to Fill Need for Future Oncologists

From the new issue of Momentum, the magazine of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center:

The long-term forecast for the fight against cancer is indeed gloomy if a predicted shortage of oncologists comes to pass.

The impending shortage, predicted recently by a study commissioned by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), could result in a shortage of as many as 4,000 oncologists by 2020, causing cancer patients to travel longer distances to be seen, and wait longer for an appointment, both of which could affect outcomes.

Read the whole story by Nancy Humphrey here.