Primary care providers (PCP) and staff play an increasingly important role in the prevention, diagnosis, and long-term care of cancer patients. The July National Cancer Institute (NCI) Research to Reality cyber-seminar will explore this role and approaches to better improve the integration of primary and community care across the cancer continuum from both the international and US perspectives.
Dr. David Weller from the University of Edinburgh will share an overview of the role of primary care in cancer screening, early diagnosis, and care management in the international arena. He will discuss the barriers and facilitators of role of PCPs in cancer care and improving the collaboration and transition from primary care to secondary care and vice versa, as well as examining the implications of this research for other countries, including the US.
Dr. James Mold from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center will then examine the role of the primary care provider across the cancer continuum within the context of low-resource settings in the US. He will share his perspective on lessons learned and progress made through the Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network (OKPRN), a primary care practice-based research network with clinician members throughout Oklahoma.
Drs Weller and Mold will share their perspectives relevant to others interested in extending their reach and improving outcomes by capitalizing on opportunities in primary care. The presentation will be relevant to clinicians, researchers, and public health staff.
The final part of the webinar will be dedicated to Q&A and discussion and will offer an opportunity to engage with the presenters, and also to share your own experiences and thoughts.