For example, flu shots were documented for 62% of people seen by a primary care physician and an oncologist
, for 52% of those who visited only a primary care physician, and for 49% of those who visited only an oncologist
Adherence was generally high for the technical measures: seeing a board-certified radiation oncologist
(85% of patients), use of conformal treatment planning (85%), use of high-energy photons greater than 10 millivolts (75%), and use of custom immobilization (97%).
The service we provide to the patient is no different than if we had a medical oncologist
and we believe it is better to have haematologists, who have a much wider range of skills.
Ganz of the University of California, Los Angeles, also addressed the need for better communication between oncologists
and primary care physicians in a press briefing at the meeting.
Just 6% of all men in the study also consulted a medical oncologist
claimed he was not negligent; he questioned whether the patient had C difficile infection at all.
This combination of findings - that only about half of internists and family physicians would refer directly to a gynecologic oncologist
, and about one-third of ob.
Jang said, noting that urologists, radiation oncologists
, and medical oncologists
collaborated on the study that he presented.
Treatment by a gynecologic oncologist
is an independent prognostic factor for improved survival," said Dr.
Park, an oncologist
at the University of California, San Francisco.
This is concerning because we know that patients with advanced disease who see a gynecologic oncologist
survive longer than those who see general ob.